We say: The mere announcement of the tribunal should rouse bishops around the world from any hesitancy they may feel addressing this issue.
Updated: The Ramsey County attorney brought six charges related to three victims of sexual abuse linked to former priest Curtis Wehmeyer.
Commentary: When you're told, "We've reported to law enforcement," insist on seeing proof. To church officials, the phrase "reported to authorities" can mean something very different.
Fr. Virgilio Elizondo has been accused of abusing a boy more than 30 years ago in a lawsuit filed against him, the San Antonio archdiocese and a former priest.
More than 55,000 people have signed a petition calling for Cardinal George Pell to return to Australia after allegations that he tried to bribe the victim of a pedophile priest.
For 700 consecutive Sundays, abuse survivors and their advocates have stood vigil outside Boston's cathedral.
The Chapter 11 bankruptcy was filed nearly four and a half years ago and has accrued at least $16 million and perhaps more than $20 million in legal fees.
Distinctly Catholic: The Vatican published the statutes for the Commission for the Protection of Minors, giving that body canonical and juridical status within the Roman Curia.
The priest says Finn's resignation was the result of "a long, bitter, nasty campaign by many of our brothers and sisters."
Opinion: The Vatican's sterile announcement of Bishop Robert Finn's resignation was an unsuccessful attempt to sanitize the harsh reality of a failed bishop.