Abuse scandal

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Bishop Jaime Soto.

Diocese of Sacramento to file for bankruptcy amid over 250 clergy abuse lawsuits

Dec 11, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento, California, announced on Saturday that the diocese will file for bankruptcy amid a... Read more


Bolivian prosecutors ask Vatican for reports on ‘irregularities’ regarding abuse scandal

Oct 3, 2023

By Julieta Villar

A prosecutor told local media that the information they are requesting are the reports provincials of the Society of Jesus... Read more


Prosecutor in Bolivia asks for Church’s cooperation in clerical sexual abuse cases

Jul 31, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The prosecutor for Chuquisaca asked the Archdiocese of Cochabamba for the names of the Jesuit provincials during the years 1999,... Read more

'Crisis' podcast seeks to help clergy, laity understand abuse scandals 

Sep 15, 2020

By Perry West

A new podcast launched this month out of The Catholic University of America seeks to help laity and clergy better... Read more

Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop of Washington who was dismissed from the clerical state in February.

In rare interview, McCarrick maintains his innocence

Sep 3, 2019

In an interview last month with Slate staff writer Ruth Graham, Theodore McCarrick said he doesn't believe he committed the... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick's grooming tactics shown in letters to seminarians and abuse victims

Aug 6, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Letters from Theodore McCarrick to his abuse victims were published Tuesday by the Associated Press, in advance of a promised... Read more

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix.

Bishop Olmsted sees 'renewal' in priestly formation, despite scandal

May 9, 2019

Despite the scandals of clerical sexual abuse that the Catholic Church has suffered in past decades, the Church in the... Read more