U.S. District Court Judge Eric R. Komitee March 15 sentenced a former deacon who once ministered at a parish in the Diocese of Brooklyn to 16 years in prison for enticing three minors to engage in sexual conduct.
The Diocese of Santa Rosa filed for bankruptcy March 13, days after its bishop finally concluded the decision was necessary in order to address potentially 200 new claims brought against the diocese by survivors of child sexual abuse.
Watch: NCR Vatican correspondent Christopher White discusses Pope Francis' 10th anniversary with Kate McElwee, executive director of the Women's Ordination Conference and Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky.
Pope Francis has brought a fresh perspective to established Catholic teaching, panelists said March 13 at an event hosted by Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life to mark the pontiff's 10th anniversary.
The predominant view throughout the conference was that the secular news media, in tandem with "Big Tech" and cultural elites, rejects objective truth and obfuscates language to intimidate those "who dare to express religious beliefs in the public square."
Spain’s ombudsman said March 13 that an independent commission set up a year ago to investigate historic sex abuse by the Catholic church has collected testimonies from 445 victims, as the nation tackles an issue other European countries acted on long ago.
For insight into how Pope Francis is viewed among those with different faiths, or none, NCR invited the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, an atheist, a Muslim scholar and a rabbi to discuss him.
U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York, the nation's lone Black Catholic member of Congress, has spoken out about reports that President Joe Biden may soon reinstate Trump-era family detention policies.