NCR Today: Days before Marie Collins' resignation, three members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors testified about resistance in Rome before the Australian Royal Commission.
Australia's five archbishops said they would consider asking the Vatican for clarification on concerns raised in a government inquiry into sexual abuse of children in the church.
Five Australian archbishops testified before a government commission on child sexual abuse, reiterating apologies and taking responsibility for actions that occurred before they were church leaders.
You gotta read this. We've got to get to know the bishop of Parramatta, Australia, Vincent Long Van Nguyen, a lot better.
In a wide-ranging discussion, members of Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and experts called to testify discussed how good business practices might or might not make children less vulnerable.
The hearing included discussion of church governance, celibacy and what seminarians are being taught about power and leadership.
U.S. Dominican Fr. Thomas Doyle, who served as a canon lawyer at the Vatican nunciature in Washington and spent decades working with abuse victims, told members of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that he hoped their report would have a profound effect in the Vatican. He urged the commissioners to prioritize care for the victims.
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher responds to Royal Commission's findings that 7 percent of Australia's Roman Catholic clergy may have abused children between 1950 and 2010.
The Field Hospital: Fr. Philip Bochanski says Courage feels supported by Pope Francis' encouragement to accompany those "with same-sex attraction" on their spiritual journeys.
NCR Today: The pope has decided not to renew the terms of several bishop-members, many of whom are known for preferring a more traditionalist liturgical practice.
Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, Australia, announced the closing of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, citing low enrollment.