SNAP charged that Bishop Joseph Tyson had "done virtually nothing to undo the damage" done by past clerical sex abusers in the Yakima diocese.
Pope Francis appointed a Detroit auxiliary bishop to a Guam archdiocese whose leader is under a Vatican investigation for the alleged sexual abuse of minors.
Coadjutor Archbishop Michael J. Byrnes, 58, also was given "special faculties" or authority in the Archdiocese of Agana, according to a Vatican press release Oct. 31.
We say: Cardinal Timothy Dolan's effort in designing a compensation program for victims of clergy sex abuse works against a history of activity of the U.S. hierarchy that does not inspire trust.
NCR Today: Cardinal Timothy Dolan's compensation program will certainly help some victims, its biggest beneficiary will be Dolan and his management team.
Cardinal Dolan said Oct. 6 he hopes a new archdiocesan program to provide compensation to sex abuse survivors will "help bring a measure of peace and healing" to victims.
Hagatna, Guam -- Catholic archdiocese fears new law will bankrupt the local church beset by abuse scandal involving long-serving archbishop.
The special investigator Pope Francis appointed to look into allegations that the Catholic archbishop of Guam abused altar boys is urging the Vatican to remove the cleric.
Vatican: A member of Pope Francis' commission on clergy sexual abuse leaves the group, the second to stop their work with the commission.
The Catholic Whistleblowers mailed a second letter Sept. 1 to the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops, referring back to another letter the group sent at the start of 2016.
Members of the pope's commission for child protection have been speaking with bishops and major Vatican offices to develop and educate the church about best practices.