The Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth announced it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This makes Duluth the 13th diocese to file since 2004 because of sex abuse scandals.
The Field Hospital: As sexual abuse settlement and bankruptcy proceedings fade into history, the Helena, Mont., diocese continues healing and outreach for victim survivors, most recently through seven prayer services.
A Vatican trial against two Italian journalists, a Spanish monsignor and two others was postponed for one week after the court allowed one of the defendants to change lawyers.
On what was to be the criminal trial's first day of testimonies by the defendants Monday, the Vatican court granted a request by one of the accused to have a new lawyer and receive more time to prepare for the case.
Boz Tchividjiam, a grandson of the Rev. Billy Graham, has written a very insightful article touching on the sex abuse tragedy. It may be particularly significant in that it is written by a non-Catholic and does not directly address the sex abuse by Catholic priests. Yet it gets to the core of what we have been experiencing in our own faith community.
One week to the day after his installation as bishop, James Johnston led a healing service reaching out to survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy over decades.
NCR Today: Fr. Tom Eichenberger, cleared of an allegation that he abused a boy 38 years ago, said he feels no joy, just relief, that he has been found innocent.
NCR Today: The Milwaukee archdiocese will emerge from bankruptcy largely intact. In addition to the abuse claimants, there are clear winners and losers in the settlement.
A judge has approved a plan that will allow the Milwaukee archdiocese to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after nearly five years of legal battles over clergy sex abuse.
Movie Review: The new film "Spotlight" focuses on The Boston Globe investigative news team that exposed the cover-up of clergy pedophiles. "Spotlight" is a fact-based and ultimately heartbreaking crime mystery.
Actor Brian d'Arcy James said portraying one of the reporters in the film 'Spotlight' helped him see the cover-up as "an institutional problem with significant and widespread consequences."