Former New Orleans deacon, 85, dies awaiting rape trial

A former Roman Catholic deacon awaiting trial on rape charges in New Orleans has died, his defense attorney said June 30.

NFL team's deep Catholic ties behind role in abuse crisis

Why would an NFL team, even one called the Saints, strike a behind-the-scenes alliance with the Roman Catholic Church on an issue as emotionally fraught as clergy sex abuse?

Judge allows AP to be heard in dispute over Saints emails

A judge ruled Friday that The Associated Press may be heard in a court dispute over whether to release hundreds of confidential emails that detail the New Orleans Saints' behind-the-scenes public relations work to help area Roman Catholic leaders deal with a sexual abuse crisis.

NFL's Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic abuse crisis

The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.