The Vatican decision, announced June 6, forces Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of the Agana archdiocese to yield his authority, at least temporarily.
Canon lawyers and survivors' advocates say Pope Francis' action, granting authority to initiate removal of bishops negligent in responding to clergy sexual abuse, may not go far enough.
Part 3 of four-part series: Can sexual abuse survivors experience meaningful growth through their confrontation with trauma?
ROME -- Pope Francis has signed a new law specifying that a bishop's negligence in response to clergy sexual abuse can lead to his removal from office. The law also empowers Vatican dicasteries to investigate such bishops and initiate processes of removal.
Distinctly Catholic: Campaigns to out church workers are vile and smack of McCarthyism and someone needs to stand up to the campaigners.
Creditors claim that the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese's just-released reorganization plan represents 1 percent of total assets they say approach $2 billion.
Part 2 of four-part series: Research shows how resilience can moderate the impact of trauma on body, mind and spirit.
The U.S. bishops' conference released May 20 its 13th Annual Report on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
Msgr. Tony Anatrella, who argues that gay men cannot be ordained as priests, is facing allegations that he had sex with male clients under his care.
The letter was like one of those from the bank, reminding you how special you are to them, reviewing everything they've done to upgrade your life, then offering you a chance to return the love by taking out a home equity loan.