Distinctly Catholic: The fact that we, as a church, are still wrestling with how to confront the crime of clergy sexual abuse of minors invites all manner of emotional and programmatic responses.
An online petition asks Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain to address what it charges is the archdiocese's "incomplete response" to the "clergy abuse crisis."
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.