Sex Abuse Scandal

July 18, 2014

Legion of Christ’s New General Director Discusses the Congregation’s Road Ahead

Father Eduardo Robles Gil was named in February to lead the religious congregation at the conclusion of its Extraordinary General Chapter.

May 27, 2014

Pope Francis Reflects on His Holy Land Voyage

In a wide-ranging press conference on his flight home, the Pope also discussed clerical sex abuse, the upcoming synod, Vatican finances and Pope Pius XII’s cause for canonization.

April 16, 2014

Holy See to Submit Report on Anti-Torture Agreement to U.N. in May

Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi indicated that the report is part of its obligation to the U.N. Convention Against Torture treaty.

March 13, 2014

Falsely Accused Irish Priest Returns to Ministry With Joy

Father Eugene Boland was accused in 2010 of indecent assault on a teenage girl, and he was acquitted by a jury in 2012.

December 5, 2013

Legion of Christ Acknowledges Abuse Committed at Connecticut Seminary

The sexual abuse of a minor by Legionary Father William Izquierdo occurred while he served as instructor of novices in Cheshire, Conn., between 1982 and 1994.

August 9, 2013

Flawed Legal Theory Behind Vatican Sex-Abuse Suits, Lawyer Says

Efforts to sue the Vatican claim Holy See controls all priests, receives information about all priests’ activities and makes ‘specific decisions’ about their placement.

February 10, 2013

Bishop John D'Arcy: a Legacy of 'Tough Love'

The former Boston auxiliary recalls his attempts to stop the sex-abuse scandal before it happened.

February 1, 2013

L.A. Archbishop Relieves Cardinal Mahony of Duties, Asks Prayers for Abuse Victims

The archdiocese also draws attention to its comprehensive current policies for protecting minors, implemented to guard against any new incidents of abuse.

February 1, 2013

Archbishop Gomez Letter: Cardinal Mahony Relieved of Public Duties

In his Jan. 31 statement, issued in the wake of the public release of clergy sex-abuse files, he also accepts the resignation of auxiliary Bishop Thomas Curry, former Los Angeles vicar of clergy.

December 7, 2012

Criticisms of Bishop Finn Described as Misleading, Dishonest

A recent media report was ‘inaccurate’ in suggesting a widespread lack of support for the bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph, a diocesan spokesman says.

June 18, 2012

Pope: For Abusers, Eucharist Became Joyless Matter of Habit

January 5, 2012

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January 2, 2012

Rebuilding From the Ruins: Cardinal O'Malley on the 2002 Boston Sex-Abuse Scandal and Aftermath

In a two-part interview, the Boston archbishop looks back on his two-decade effort to tackle a global crisis.

December 9, 2011

Archbishop Chaput's Stunning Letter to Philadelphia

September 8, 2011

Philadelphia Welcomes Archbishop Chaput

The City of Brotherly Love's Catholics celebrate their new shepherd, who said he will immediately address the archdiocese's 'serious challenges.'

June 24, 2011

Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day 2013, How Christians Become Atheists, Beauty in Truth, and more!

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