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.
NCR Today: Collins responds to Muller; GOP health plan; Francis the comic strip; youth hold 'Meet a Muslim' events; Global religious extremism threat to China
Francis at Four: Is the Catholic Church at "civil war"? Will Francis be toppled? Such outlandish reports are promoted by a small but loud splinter group.
NCR Today: There's nothing like telling it like it is … at the seat of male ecclesial power.
Catholic activist Sr. Simone Campbell has suggested that senior clergy at the Vatican are more preoccupied with power than confronting issues like clerical sexual abuse.
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.
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.
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.