Bishop James Johnston Jr. apologized June 26 to survivors of clergy sexual abuse, their families and the community in the diocese during a special liturgy of penitence.
Young Voices: If the sex abuse crisis is to end, we adults must ensure that every bishop who puts a child at risk is held accountable.
NCR Editorial: We hope that Pope Francis' new universal law to initiate a bishop's removal for negligent response to clergy sex abuse addresses the deficiency of accountability.
The Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese settled with Colleen Simon, who sued it and its former bishop, Robert Finn, after the diocese cited her same-sex union for her dismissal.
The advocacy group's petition alleges that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops hasn't honored its zero tolerance policy toward abusive priests and deacons.
Updated: The former heads of the St. Paul-Minneapolis and Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., dioceses each resigned amid clergy sex abuse scandals.
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., is reaching out with healing services to those sexually abused by priests.
Despite overwhelming opposition from the Kansas City parishioners neighboring the site, a plan for faith-based student housing was voted Wednesday to move forward to a final vote before the full city council July 23.
The project -- the brainchild of Bishop Robert Finn -- continues to face overwhelming opposition from parishioners and neighborhood groups.
Examining the Crisis: Many media reports describe the setting up of the Vatican tribunal to examine abuse as a breakthrough. There is no breakthrough.