Cardinal George Pell faced intense scrutiny over his actions decades ago to prevent clergy sexual abuse in his home country of Australia, during an Australian government hearing late Monday evening.
Editorial: The church's public humiliation is now as thorough as can be in a culture where what is on screen is often the most persuasive element in fashioning public opinion.
Vatican official George Pell faced four hours of questioning about his role in the clergy sexual abuse crisis in his native Australia in an overnight hearing Sunday.
Viewpoint: Instead of fixating on John Howard Yoder, we must listen to the survivors of his violence and confront the features of patriarchy that enable and mask sexualized violence.
The film depicting The Boston Globe's investigative team reporting on the church's sexual abuse scandal took home on Sunday the Academy's highest honor.
The critically acclaimed movie “Spotlight” could receive a Best Picture Oscar this Sunday. The film about how The Boston Globe investigated and brought to light clergy sexual abuse of children and its cover up in the Boston archdiocese has brought renewed awareness to the scandal worldwide.
But many Catholics have had a heightened sense of the crisis all along. Some of those Catholics — determined to remain faithful while addressing the scandal — formed Voice of the Faithful only a couple of months after the Globe’s sensational January 2002 story appeared.
About 150 former pupils and boarders of the former Montreal Institute for the Deaf, sexually abused between 1940 and 1982, will share $21.6 million after their class action was settled.
French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon is facing questions about how he dealt with Fr. Bernard Preynat who faces abuse and rape charges. Proceedings opened up against Preynat Jan. 27.
"We chose mediation and conciliation over acrimony and litigation," said Bishop George Thomas of the Montana diocese, which faced 362 claims of sexual abuse.
Australian Cardinal George Pell called for an inquiry into the leaking of accusations that he is under police investigation for the alleged abuse of minors. He called them "utterly false."