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."
Editorial: Documentation about the actual financial cost of the clergy sex abuse crisis has been elusive. Recent research indicates the cost for the crisis: $3.99 billion -- at least.
The U.S. Catholic church has incurred nearly $4 billion in costs related to the priest sex abuse crisis during the past 65 years, according to an extensive NCR investigation.
Thousands of Catholic abuse scandals in parish communities across the U.S. are leading to direct, localized disaffiliation from the church, in turn precipitating substantial decline in charitable giving.
Accusations of physical, psychological and sexual abuse by leaders of a Catholic movement founded here in the 1970s led the group to pledge an internal investigation.
A news channel aired a recording of Pope Francis defending Bishop Juan Barros, recently assigned to Osorno, Chile, despite allegations that Barros covered up clergy sex abuse.
Commentary: Francis could do something meaningful about child sexual abuse — change canon law by abolishing the pontifical secret over allegations of the sexual abuse of children by clergy and religious.
Analysis: During his U.S. visit, Pope Francis missed a number of opportunities to address the clergy sex abuse scandal from victims' standpoint, instead praised church leaders for their endurance.