An independent lawyer reported that 231 members of the famous German "Regensburger Domspatzen" boys choir were abused between 1953 and 1992, three times the diocese's official reported number.
Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams said, "We will fight to keep Msgr. Lynn in state custody, where he belongs."
Reaching an agreement with the abuse claimants is a major step toward achieving a consensual plan of reorganization for the diocese, which filed its Chapter 11 petition on Nov. 12, 2013.
Parish Diary: I went to see "Spotlight" by myself. As a parish priest I found it painful to watch. I was ashamed.
A Pennsylvania appeals court has vacated the conviction of Msgr. William J. Lynn, and ordered a new trial for the Philadelphia archdiocese’s former secretary for clergy.
The agreement gives local authorities oversight for three years of archdiocesan procedures aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse.
An autopsy revealed the ex-papal nuncio, laicized former archbishop, Jozef Wesolowski, awaiting trial on charges including the sexual abuse of minors, died of a heart attack, the Vatican said.
Fr. Peter Miqueli resigned his Bronx pastorate last week and faces a lawsuit charging him with theft from weekly collections and a church thrift shop
A small c catholic: "Spotlight" communicates the critical need for investigative reporting that provides citizens the information they need to hold their civic organizations and faith communities accountable.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth announced it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This makes Duluth the 13th diocese to file since 2004 because of sex abuse scandals.