The Vatican is trying to reassure Catholics and the public that Pope Francis takes the clerical sex abuse crisis seriously.
NCR editors call on Pope Francis to meet victims of sexual abuse by priests and act to bring them healing.
The treasurers of the thousands of Catholic religious orders around the world have been asked to come to Rome this weekend to discuss financial assets.
NCR Today: The long, sad record of the mishandling of sexual abuse cases in the Catholic church speak for themselves.
We say: The U.N. report may have been flawed, but in the essential matters of the clergy sex abuse crisis, the report was simply naming the truth.
Commentary: One way to stop people from doing wrong is to punish them for doing wrong. It's an approach that St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic officials might consider.
The apostolic nuncio to the U.S. wrote to Kansas City Catholics to say he received and forwarded their request for action to the Vatican.
The claimants' lawyers also asked the bankruptcy judge not to rule on the plan until an appeals court rules on the status of a hotly contested cemetery fund.
Local Catholics say the church's lack of response to Bishop Robert Finn's misdemeanor conviction has caused further spiritual harm to the diocese.
The Milwaukee archdiocese will walk away from bankruptcy relatively unscathed if its proposed reorganization plan is accepted by Judge Susan V. Kelley.