A Pennsylvania appeals court has vacated the conviction of Msgr. William J. Lynn, and ordered a new trial for the Philadelphia archdiocese’s former secretary for clergy.
The agreement gives local authorities oversight for three years of archdiocesan procedures aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse.
An autopsy revealed the ex-papal nuncio, laicized former archbishop, Jozef Wesolowski, awaiting trial on charges including the sexual abuse of minors, died of a heart attack, the Vatican said.
Fr. Peter Miqueli resigned his Bronx pastorate last week and faces a lawsuit charging him with theft from weekly collections and a church thrift shop
A small c catholic: "Spotlight" communicates the critical need for investigative reporting that provides citizens the information they need to hold their civic organizations and faith communities accountable.
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.