Suit filed in Chicago. Court document says Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests gets "kickbacks" from attorneys suing the Catholic church. UPDATE: SNAP president says, "Allegations are not true."
Pope Francis' letter on feast of the Holy Innocents: Stand up and protect children from exploitation, slaughter and abuse, Pope Francis told the world's bishops.
Three El Salvadoran priests have been found guilty of sexual abuse against minors at a Vatican ecclesiastical trial and suspended from their priestly duties, San Salvador's Catholic Church announced Sunday.
Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar of San Salvador said Francisco Galvez, Antonio Molina and Jesus Delgado, the biographer and former secretary of murdered Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, were expelled after a criminal trial held at the Vatican found them responsible for sex crimes committed between 1980 and 2000.
A woman who won a $950,000 judgment against the Seattle archdiocese for negligence related to her rape at a Catholic grade school, issued a public rebuke of how the settlement was portrayed.
Switzerland's dioceses and other church organizations will add to the bishops' initial sum of 500,000 Swiss francs to compensate victims who can no longer seek redress in court.
Heal the hurt: At "Circle of Healing," I discovered that I needed to hear the stories of the group's three survivors of sexual abuse. I came away with more hope for the church.
Kochi, India -- The case was the first time a Catholic priest was convicted under India's child protection laws. Priest's brother found guilty of hiding him.
Protection of Minors website: The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has launched a beta version of its website in English and has included its template for local guidelines on preventing sexual abuse, resources for a day of prayer for the victims and survivors as well as a mailing address to contact commission members.
Fr. Kevin Gugliotta is accused of of possessing and disseminating child pornography. The Vatican dismissed a prior sex abuse charge because it took place before he was ordained.
NCR Today: Coadjutor Archbishop Michael Byrnes, arriving in Agana diocese, tells reporters that Archbishop Anthony Apuron is facing canonical trial over abuse allegations.