Vatican clears retired US bishop of multiple abuse claims

The Vatican rejected lay experts' determination that a half-dozen claims were credible and instead slapped the retired bishop on the wrist for what it called "flagrant" imprudent behavior.

9 new Catholic priests named in Colorado sex abuse report

Nine more Catholic priests, including one well known for helping Denver's homeless, were found to have sexually abused children in an updated report on sex abuse in Colorado's Catholic churches released Dec. 1 by state Attorney General Phil Weiser.

Colorado church abuse victims eligible for unlimited payouts

People who were abused by Catholic priests in Colorado can file claims to receive unlimited payouts under a church-funded compensation program that began operating Monday.