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Report on abuse in Church in US: Recent cases rare, but historical numbers show painful legacy

Nov 11, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

There are signs of progress in efforts to prevent sexual abuse of children, with under two dozen new allegations of... Read more

Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops pray at their fall meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 11, 2019

Lay advisor urges U.S. bishops to reconcile with all Catholics over clergy abuse

Jun 17, 2021

By Matt Hadro

In responding to clergy sex abuse, U.S. bishops must expand their reconciliation efforts to include not only victim survivors, but... Read more

With release of sex abuse report, National Review Board cautions against complacency 

Jun 26, 2020

The head of the National Review Board has called for increased action to fight sex abuse and avoid complacency, following... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gómez of Los Angeles at the North American College in Rome, Sept. 16, 2019.

USCCB announces new head of National Review Board

Jan 31, 2020

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the new chair of the National Review Board, a lay advisory body... Read more

Anita Raines, chair of the National Advisory Council, addresses the USCCB Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., June 11, 2019.

Lay advisers urge US bishops to press for release of McCarrick documents

Jun 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Advisory bodies to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called Tuesday for the bishops to urge the Holy See to... Read more

Cardinal's biretta.

National Review Board calls for lay investigation of all misconduct claims

Aug 28, 2018

The body charged with advising the U.S. bishops on sexual abuse prevention has called for an independent lay-led investigation into... Read more