Pope Benedict XVI has named a canon lawyer from the Archdiocese of Boston to be the new promoter of justice in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
The commission will look at an array of institutions, including churches, schools, residential homes and the Boy and Girl Scouts.
A statement by Australia's Federal Attorney General Nicola Roxon that the national royal commission into child sex abuse should look into requiring Catholic priests to break the seal of confession in cases of serious sex offenses generated much discussion inside and outside the church, even as Roxon tried to downplay the issue.
Analysis: If the probe into the Australian church turns up something nasty, the church has only its leadership to blame.
Bourgeois’ case is a prime illustration of what, today, the institution can and can’t tolerate.
K.C. diocese's attempt to get back to normal glosses over the recent past.
Opinion: There are several bishops who have been involved in sex abuse cases who should not be allowed at this week's annual meeting.
The USCCB meets next week. One thing they likely won't discuss? The status of Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Mo.
The dismissal means SNAP and its executive director, David Clohessy, will not be held in contempt of court while lawyers wait on the verdict of an appeal.
NCR and three other media organizations filed a lawsuit Tuesday to unseal court documents in the case of the Legion of Christ's control of a widow's estate.