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Cathedral of Christ the King, Lubbock, Texas

Texas supreme court rejects defamation lawsuit against Lubbock diocese

The Texas supreme court on Friday rejected a defamation lawsuit against the Lubbock diocese, filed by a former deacon who... Read more

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

In pushback against AG inquiry, Wisconsin Catholics cite decades of church vigilance against abuse

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is citing decades of Catholic efforts to prevent sex abuse, along with judicial statements and reviews... Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo diocese

Buffalo diocese places three priests on leave following accusation

The Diocese of Buffalo has placed three diocesan priests on administrative leave, following a new abuse accusation that dates back... Read more

Fr. Michael Pfleger

Chicago archdiocese reinstates Father Pfleger after investigating sex abuse allegations  

Outspoken activist priest Father Michael Pfleger will return to the pulpit, after a Chicago archdiocese investigation concluded there was “insufficient... Read more

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Newark, New Jersey

New lawsuit alleges child sex abuse by former Newark archbishop 

A new lawsuit alleges that the late archbishop of Newark groomed and molested a five year-old girl during his tenure... Read more

Chicago archdiocese reinstates priest after investigating TikTok allegation

The Archdiocese of Chicago has reinstated a pastor who was accused of attempted sexual assault, after failing to substantiate the... Read more

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