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Two-year ‘window’ for abuse lawsuits gets new support in Pennsylvania

Apr 23, 2021

A bill that could expand child sex abuse lawsuits in the state of Pennsylvania has received new support in the... Read more

The Pennsylvania capitol building.

Pennsylvania adopts three laws protecting child sex abuse victims

Nov 27, 2019

Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf signed into law Tuesday three bills on child sex abuse, which were recommended by the state’s... Read more

The Supreme Court Chamber in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania grand jury's Catholic sex abuse report gets a factcheck

Jan 11, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

The 2018 Pennsylvania grand jury report on Catholic clergy sex abuse didn’t get the thorough scrutiny it deserved, and both... 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

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

Statistical analysis seeks context for Pa. grand jury report

Dec 6, 2018

A new statistical analysis seeks to contextualize data about child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, four months after... Read more

The Supreme Court Chamber in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building.

Pa. court orders 11 names permanently redacted from grand jury report

Dec 4, 2018

Citing due process, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday wrote that the names of 11 former and current priests in... Read more

The Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg.

Class-action suit seeks apology from Pennsylvania dioceses

Oct 30, 2018

A class-action lawsuit against all eight Latin rite Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania is seeking an admission from the Church that... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, PA.

Federal agents investigate abuse in Pennsylvania dioceses

Oct 18, 2018

By Ed Condon

The Department of Justice has served subpoenas to several dioceses in the state of Pennsylvania, in what is believed to... Read more

Penn. class action lawsuit seeks release of all sex abuse allegation records

Sep 17, 2018

A class action lawsuit filed Sept. 17 is seeking to require the Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania to release all records... Read more

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Names of accused bishops scrubbed from Pennsylvania schools

Sep 6, 2018

The names of accused clerics are being removed from the buildings of several colleges and high schools in Pennsylvania in... Read more

After grand jury report, new allegations raised in Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2018

By JD Flynn

The Diocese of Pittsburgh has received about 50 new allegations of abuse, and a state abuse hotline has received more... Read more

Pope Francis makes the Sign of the Cross April 18, 2018.

Pope calls entire Church to pray and fast after clerical sex abuse revelations

Aug 20, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis called Monday for every member of the Catholic Church to pray and fast in penance for the evil... Read more

Bishop Robert Morlino. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Madison

Bishop Morlino: 'Homosexual subculture' is source of 'devastation' in the Church

Aug 18, 2018

In response to recent sexual abuse crises, the Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin, has said that the Catholic Church must renew... Read more

US bishops express anguish over abuse reports, encourage change in Church

Aug 17, 2018

After a grand jury found thousands of alleged instances of sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Catholic dioceses, numerous U.S.... Read more

Pope Francis.

'Shame and sorrow' – Holy See responds to Pennsylvania report

Aug 16, 2018

The Holy See on Thursday denounced sexual abuse and called for accountability for both perpetrators and leaders who covered up... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

‘What do you want to know?’ The Catholic reaction to bishops and sexual abuse

Aug 16, 2018

By JD Flynn

Among the sexual abusers mentioned in the Aug. 14 Pennsylvania grand jury report, one priest merits particular attention.  Read more

Bishop emeritus Donald Trautman of Erie. CNA file photo.

Bishop Trautman responds to release of Pennsylvania grand jury report

Aug 15, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Donald Trautman responded Tuesday to the Pennsylvania grand jury report on allegations of clerical sex abuse of minors, saying... Read more

Pennsylvania bishops respond to sexual abuse grand jury report

Aug 14, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Following the Aug. 14 release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report on sexual abuse allegations in six Catholic dioceses, the... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Cardinal Wuerl named in Pennsylvania grand jury report, responds to criticism

Aug 14, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., and the former Bishop of Pittsburgh, has been named more than 200 times... Read more

Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Saint Paul.

Pennsylvania grand jury report details decades of clerical abuse allegations

Aug 14, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A redacted grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Catholic dioceses was released Tuesday, following an... Read more