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.
Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
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.
Clergy sex abuse commission: Irishwoman Marie Collins says she has resigned because she has lost hope in Vatican cooperation with recommendations.
In her own words. After three years on the commission advising Pope Francis on child protection, abuse survivor Marie Collins is resigning. Here’s why.
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.
Vatican City -- According to bishops at the meeting, the Irish bishops and Pope Francis discussed: the ministry of a bishop, clerical sexual abuse, women in the church, new ways to engage young people, the changing status of the church in society, Catholic schools and methods for handing on the faith,
Members of the pope's commission for child protection have been speaking with bishops and major Vatican offices to develop and educate the church about best practices.
Editorial: Marie Collins displays the determination and courage required to get on with the next phase of dealing with the clergy sex abuse scandal.
Catholic clergy have a "moral and ethical responsibility" to report sexual abuse, said Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, tasked with reforming the Vatican's approach to sexual crimes.
Marie Collins, an Irish abuse survivor who is one of the members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, responds to the controversy behind another member's leave.