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St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, at sunset.

Getting to February: The decisions that could shape the pope's summit

Jan 22, 2019

By Ed Condon

Before the pope's summit on abuse next month, Rome must navigate two other events which could do much to frame... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl. CNA file photo

‘Unfathomable’ Wuerl forgot allegations, Ciolek says

Jan 16, 2019

By Ed Condon

The man who made a 2004 accusation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick said Wednesday he is in disbelief after... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Administrator of the Archdioce of Washington, D.C.

Analysis: The fall of Cardinal Wuerl

Jan 14, 2019

By Ed Condon

It now looks clear that Wuerl’s mandate to lead, and whatever was left of his legacy as a reformer, are... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Wuerl denies prior denials denied knowledge of McCarrick seminarian abuse

Jan 14, 2019

By JD Flynn

Cardinal Donald Wuerl told Washington, DC priests Saturday that he appropriately handled a 2004 allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

Vigano to McCarrick: Repent, for the sake of your soul

Jan 14, 2019

A former papal representative to the U.S. has written an open letter to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick that urges the archbishop... Read more

Catholics attending Mass. Stock photo/Shutterstock

U.S. Catholics losing trust in clergy, survey finds

Jan 11, 2019

Trust in the clergy has declined sharply over the last year, a new Gallup poll shows. Only 31 percent of... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Wuerl knew McCarrick abuse allegations in 2004

Jan 10, 2019

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence he... Read more

Then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives at the Vatican on March 5, 2013.

Analysis: The non-trial of Theodore McCarrick

Jan 7, 2019

By Ed Condon

Sources at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have confirmed that allegations against McCarrick are being considered through... Read more

Caption- James Grein speaks at the Silence Stops Now rally in Baltimore, Nov. 13, 2018.

McCarrick abused youth during confession, lawyer charges

Dec 28, 2018

By JD Flynn

A man who says he was serially sexually abused by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick testified Thursday as part of a Vatican... Read more


Where is Jesus in the midst of the Church's sex abuse crisis?

Dec 24, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Fr. Thomas Berg is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, a former Legionary of Christ, and professor of... Read more

What is the pontifical secret?

Dec 19, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Following the allegations made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò about the case of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, many have called for... Read more

A bishop's skullcap.

Options emerge for handling the ‘other sexual abuse crisis’

Dec 7, 2018

By Ed Condon

How the Church deals with clerical sexual misconduct when it does not involve minors remains a thorny issue, but an... Read more

Bishop Coyne, Cardinal DiNardo, and Bishop Doherty at the USCCB press conference in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

Analysis: On sexual abuse, what will U.S. bishops, and the pope, do next?

Nov 26, 2018

By JD Flynn

After several confusing and turbulent weeks in the Church, it is worth asking where reform efforts stand, and where they... Read more

Voting at the USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 13, 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

'What are people to make of our silence?' Bishops discuss McCarrick in Baltimore

Nov 14, 2018

By Ed Condon

The bishops of the United States resumed their open-floor discussion on the recent sexual abuse scandals facing the Church in... Read more

Voting at the USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 14, 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

US bishops punt resolution encouraging Holy See to release McCarrick documents

Nov 14, 2018

On the last day of their fall meeting, the U.S. bishops' conference voted down a resolution that would have “encouraged”... Read more

Bishops from across the United States take part in the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on November 11, 2013.

Archbishop McCarrick and 'Dallas 2'

Nov 1, 2018

By Ed Condon

Nov. 13 will mark sixteen years since Cardinal Bernard Law and then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick addressed the U.S. bishops’ conference on... Read more

President's Hall, Seton Hall University.

Seton Hall president condemns student harassment of seminarians

Oct 25, 2018

Dr. Mary Meehan, interim president of Seton Hall University, has issued a strongly-worded letter to the campus community following numerous... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.

Vigano letter responds to Cardinal Ouellet's charge of rebellion against pope

Oct 19, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a new testimony Friday, Archbishop Carlo Vigano charged that Pope Francis has been negligent in his responsibilities to the... Read more

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Oct. 27, 2017.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, appoints him interim DC leader

Oct 12, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Washington’s Cardinal Donald Wuerl on Friday, while asking the cardinal to continue leading the... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. CNA file photo.

Analysis: Do Vatican officials see abuse crisis as a referendum on the pope?

Oct 8, 2018

By JD Flynn

Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta told reporters Monday that Catholics should “trust Pope Francis that there is going to be... Read more