The recent story about Jennifer Haselberger, a former chancellor for the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese who finally blew the whistle on long unreported allegations of sexual abuse by priests, calls to mind a similar key role some years ago played by a woman in the Belleville, Ill., diocese.
Jennifer Haselberger resigned her position of chancellor of canonical affairs for the archdiocese after discovering unreported allegations of clergy sex abuse.
Two sexual abuse victims groups crashed a party planned for a former Arkansas high school athletic director convicted of failing to report the sexual abuse of a minor.
The task force, made entirely of laypeople, will review the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis' policies and "any and all issues" related to clergy sexual misconduct.
Poland's Catholic bishops apologized for sexual abuse of children by priests and defended the Polish church's record on tackling abuse.
We say: Catholics mistrust bishops because they are not held accountable for their wrongdoing: They stay in office and are even promoted.
The archdiocese is accused of placing images of child pornography found on a priest's laptop in a church-owned vault.
Fr. Robert L. Brennan, a priest of the archdiocese of Philadelphia whose priestly faculties have been suspended since 2005, was arrested Thursday in Maryland on charges of sexually abusing a northeast Philadelphia boy between 1998 and 2001.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams made the announcement at a news conference in Philadelphia the same day.
An auxiliary bishop in Peru has been quietly removed from office because of allegations of sexual abuse of minors.
Update: A three-judge panel heard arguments Tuesday in the appeals case of Msgr. William Lynn. Lynn remains in prison after being found guilty of child endangerment in 2012.