One week to the day after his installation as bishop, James Johnston led a healing service reaching out to survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy over decades.
NCR Today: Fr. Tom Eichenberger, cleared of an allegation that he abused a boy 38 years ago, said he feels no joy, just relief, that he has been found innocent.
NCR Today: The Milwaukee archdiocese will emerge from bankruptcy largely intact. In addition to the abuse claimants, there are clear winners and losers in the settlement.
A judge has approved a plan that will allow the Milwaukee archdiocese to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after nearly five years of legal battles over clergy sex abuse.
Movie Review: The new film "Spotlight" focuses on The Boston Globe investigative news team that exposed the cover-up of clergy pedophiles. "Spotlight" is a fact-based and ultimately heartbreaking crime mystery.
Actor Brian d'Arcy James said portraying one of the reporters in the film 'Spotlight' helped him see the cover-up as "an institutional problem with significant and widespread consequences."
The U.S. Catholic church has incurred nearly $4 billion in costs related to the priest sex abuse crisis during the past 65 years, according to an extensive NCR investigation.
Editorial: Documentation about the actual financial cost of the clergy sex abuse crisis has been elusive. Recent research indicates the cost for the crisis: $3.99 billion -- at least.
Thousands of Catholic abuse scandals in parish communities across the U.S. are leading to direct, localized disaffiliation from the church, in turn precipitating substantial decline in charitable giving.
Accusations of physical, psychological and sexual abuse by leaders of a Catholic movement founded here in the 1970s led the group to pledge an internal investigation.