New head of Papal Foundation says its mission is to spread help, hope

Leny and Tata Talasan prayed every night with their four daughters for a new home in El Salvador City, Philippines. Funded by a $45,000 grant from the Philadelphiab ased Papal Foundation through the Daughters of Jesus congregation, the family was among 30 to build a secure new house. 

Sex abuse crisis can lead to conversion church needs, theologian says

Since the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church broke open in 2002 in the United States and intensified globally last year, responses to it have focused on legal matters and administrative reforms. But theologians and other faithful thinkers are focusing now on a higher dimension, and the question of where God is calling his people at this moment.

Leaders of fund detail monetary aid for victims of 'unspeakable crimes'

Only days after the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced its new compensation program for victims of sexual abuse by archdiocesan clergy, 342 people have already received information about the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program.

Philadelphia Archdiocese sets up reparation fund for abuse victims

Archbishop Charles Chaput announced Nov. 8 that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is creating a new reparations program open to anyone abused by clergy in the archdiocese, explaining the archdiocese will fund the program and "pay the amounts that independent claims administrators deem appropriate."