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.
NCR Today: U.S. bishops add new members to National Review Board: Ernest Stark, Catholic school educator and administrator, and Garry Hall, retired U.S. Navy rear admiral.
The Association of Baptists for World Evangelism has released a 280-page report revealing how its leaders failed to stop a leading missionary surgeon from sexually abusing 22 women and girls.
Starting in 1961, missionary Donn Ketcham served at Memorial Christian Hospital in Malumghat, southeast Bangladesh. He was fired in 1989, for sexually abusing an underage teenage girl, who was labeled as a "willing partner" and coerced to confess.
But the new report, released May 10, shows a far wider trail of abuse, which began in 1964 and continued until 1989.
Introduction to four-part series: Clergy sexual abuse is a part of the wider phenomenon of serious child maltreatment that is prevalent in this country and in others.