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Cathedral of St. Agnes, Rockville Centre, New York

Reckoning with history, Long Island diocese names 101 clergy accused of sex abuse

The Diocese of Rockvillle Centre has released a list of 101 diocesan clergy it believes to be credibly accused of... Read more

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish in Detroit, Mich. Credit: Steve Burt via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Vatican declines to move forward with canonical investigation of Detroit priest

The Archdiocese of Detroit will proceed with a “canonical disciplinary process” against a priest accused of the sexual abuse of... Read more

Pennsylvania state capitol

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

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

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse, New York

Syracuse diocese to hold Mass for Healing amid nearly 400 sex abuse claims

The Diocese of Syracuse will hold a Mass for Healing on April 29 after nearly 400 sex abuse claims involving... Read more

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North Dakota lawmaker withdraws bill requiring violation of seal of confession

A North Dakota bill that would have required priests to violate the seal of confession has been withdrawn by its... Read more

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California bishops challenge state’s extension of statute of limitations for abuse

California bishops are asking a judge to overturn a state law that extends the statute of limitations for sexual abuse... Read more

Msgr. Charles Woodrich.

Once beloved Colorado priest among newly identified clerical abusers

Investigation into the history of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Colorado has found nine diocesan priests with “substantiated” sexual... Read more