A priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia responsible for a retirement home for priests faces federal charges of embezzling more than $535,000 from that same home.
Hard questions loom for the Montana diocese, which described the Chapter 11 filing as "a major step toward bringing resolution to 72 current claims of abuse of minors."
Jesuit Fr. Hans Zollner says his group has asked the pontiff to create a new Vatican office to train personnel in how to respond to letters from abuse survivors.
Paris, France: Clerical sex abusers were often transferred to other parishes or even other countries, according to investigation presented on TV, on website and in new book.
Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley pledged, "Let there be no doubts: no other topic is more important for the life of the church," speaking at an education seminar.
Former member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors challenges Muller's response to her resignation.
Lurid accusations of priests involved in sex orgies, porn videos and prostitution have emerged from several parishes in Italy recently, sending shock waves all the way to the Vatican and challenging the high standards that Pope Francis has demanded of clergy.
In the southern city of Naples, for example, a priest was recently suspended from the parish of Santa Maria degli Angeli over claims he held gay orgies and used internet sites to recruit potential partners whom he paid for sex.
Vatican: Cardinal Muller defends decision which led Marie Collins to resign from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
Sexual abuse lawsuits: New Ulm diocese becomes 14th in nation to file for bankruptcy as a way of managing compensation to victims.
We say: We are at a crucial point when it comes to the issue of clergy sex abuse. Yes, the buck stops with Pope Francis, but the burden is also on everyone inside the Vatican to address it.