Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano ordered two auxiliary bishops to have a law firm wrap up its investigation, and later instructed them to destroy evidence, per a memo unsealed Wednesday.
Updated: The St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese agreed to a revision of its civil settlement that added "direct and public admission of wrongdoing" for its role in clergy sexual abuse.
Philadelphia -- State Rep. Mark Rozzi, a sex abuse survivor, had attempted to shepherd a bill through the legislature that would revamp the state's sex abuse laws.
Floyd McCoy Jordan, a former priest from the Mayaguez diocese who originally faced two felony charges of improper sexual behavior was sentenced on one of those charges July 14.
Archbishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto took in priests and seminarians, some of whom have been accused of pedophilia. In a letter, Pagotto admitted to "being too trusting."
Fr. John Stack, a priest of the Davenport Diocese, celebrated his reinstatement to active ministry with his first public Mass in 38 months on Father's Day, June 19, at the Clinton nursing home where his late father once resided.
A church trial outside the diocese found that accusations of clergy sexual abuse against Stack were not proved. The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith concurred with the trial judges' finding and Davenport Bishop Martin J. Amos announced Stack's reinstatement June 15.
Lyon, France -- The local archbishop has suspended four priests for abuse of minors and notified judicial authorities.
The diocese and insurers will fund a trust of approximately $23 million; after fees and costs, about $19 million will go to most of the 57 abuse claimants.
Bishop James Johnston Jr. apologized June 26 to survivors of clergy sexual abuse, their families and the community in the diocese during a special liturgy of penitence.
Young Voices: If the sex abuse crisis is to end, we adults must ensure that every bishop who puts a child at risk is held accountable.