New York Archdiocese pays $40 million to clergy sexual abuse victims

The Archdiocese of New York has resolved claims from 189 victims of clergy sexual abuse in the amount of $40 million.

New York Archdiocese announces 26 schools 'at risk of closure'

Cardinal Timothy Dolan wrote of the decision: "I dread this! I'd rather be opening new schools, not closing some." This would be the second round of closures.

Dialogue between Catholic leaders, Girl Scouts addresses criticisms

PHILADELPHIA -- Tina Kent credits the Girl Scouts for teaching her skills in leadership, conflict resolution and critical thinking and for giving her an appreciation for the outdoors and opportunities to travel.

Kent became a Brownie at age 8 in her native Vermillion, S.D., and remained a Scout until she was a teenager in Waco, Texas.

Now a wife and mother of five, Kent lives in the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pa., and is a Girl Scout troop leader in York, Pa., where her troop meets at St. Joseph Catholic School.