Cardinal DiNardo: Abuse crisis discussed at synod, will top bishops' agenda

While the clerical sexual abuse crisis did not dominate discussions at the Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said it was discussed, and everyone in the room clearly believed the crisis has to be dealt with.


Christians are meant to serve, not be served, pope says

Jesus shows Christians the rule they must live by: that they are there to serve, not be served, Pope Francis said.

Chilean court rules archdiocese liable in covering up Karadima sex abuse

In a major victory for survivors of abuse in Chile, a court ruled that the Archdiocese of Santiago prevented a thorough investigation into sexual abuses committed by a former priest, Fernando Karadima.

Synod groups on sexuality: Church welcomes all, calls all to conversion

No one is excluded from the love of God or from being welcomed into the Catholic Church, but God's love and the church's welcome also come with a call to conversion, said the English-language groups at the Synod of Bishops.