Sexual Abuse

August 26, 2014

Vatican: Disgraced Papal Nuncio Not Immune to Civil Prosecution

In an Aug. 25 statement, the Vatican said that the former nuncio may ‘be subjected to judicial procedures from the courts that could have specific jurisdiction over him.’

July 7, 2014

Pope's Homily at Mass for Clerical Sex Abuse Victims

April 24, 2014

John Paul II and the Clergy Abuse Crisis: Can Saints Make Mistakes?

Pope John Paul II "Ain't No Saint," says the New York Times' Maureen Dowd, and she's not alone.

March 22, 2014

Pope Institutes New Commission on Protecting Minors from Abuse

February 7, 2014

Fr. Lombardi: UN Committee Report Shows Serious Lack of Understanding

April 5, 2013

Pope Francis Confirms Strong Stance Against Clerical Abuse

The Holy Father said that victims of abuse and their suffering are especially present in his thoughts and prayers.

December 22, 2012

Pope Pardons Gabriele, Appoints American as Promoter of Justice

June 13, 2012

'Examination of Conscience': U.S. Bishops Review Progress Report on Sex-Abuse Crisis

The National Review Board report confirms a steady fall in new cases, but warns against 'complacency.' Bishop Conlon notes that the bishops approved plans for a review of the charter and that the board's recommendations would be considered.

April 27, 2012

Irish Bishop Reaffirms Seal of Confession Amid Legal Controversy

April 20, 2012

Register Radio: Abuse Statistics & The Hunger Games

David Pierre & Steven Greydanus

April 19, 2012

Church's Annual Audit Shows Decrease in Current Cases of Abuse

Number of allegations by minors today can be counted on two hands. Majority of reported cases are decades old.

March 25, 2012

Pope Benedict and Mexican Children: an Invitation to Protect Those Who Will Inherit World

'My little friends, you are not alone,' Holy Father tells thousands gathered in Peace Square in Guanajuato.

January 10, 2012

Irish Continue to Struggle Over Abuse Fallout as Nuncio Takes Up Post

Newly ordained U.S. Archbishop Brown heads to what one Irish writer describes as the 'most anti-Catholic country in Europe.'

January 5, 2012

10 Years After the Scandals, Dioceses Still Recovering From Bankruptcy

Sex-abuse settlements cost millions of dollars and many Church properties.

December 12, 2011

Archbishop Chaput Talks Politics ... and Philadelphia

Catholics need to be more involved in politics, Philly archbishop says.

December 1, 2011

Civil Religion in US, CUA Single Sex Dorms Not Discriminatory, Abortion & Cancer Link, and more!

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October 26, 2011

Archbishop Naumann on the Indictment of Bishop Finn

Neighboring bishop, a close collaborator, has questions about the prosecution of the case and its treatment by the media.

October 26, 2011

For the Children's Sake, These Stereotypes About Priests Must Stop

October 6, 2011

Bishop Zubik: 'The Roman Collar is Not a Bull's Eye'

Pittsburgh’s shepherd defends himself from an accusation of sexual misconduct; district attorney confirms that allegations are not credible

September 25, 2011

Benedict XVI: Church Must Resolutely Reject Worldliness

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