Commentary: When you're told, "We've reported to law enforcement," insist on seeing proof. To church officials, the phrase "reported to authorities" can mean something very different.
Catholic sex abuse cases
Fr. Virgilio Elizondo has been accused of abusing a boy more than 30 years ago in a lawsuit filed against him, the San Antonio archdiocese and a former priest.
More than 55,000 people have signed a petition calling for Cardinal George Pell to return to Australia after allegations that he tried to bribe the victim of a pedophile priest.
For 700 consecutive Sundays, abuse survivors and their advocates have stood vigil outside Boston's cathedral.
Distinctly Catholic: The Vatican published the statutes for the Commission for the Protection of Minors, giving that body canonical and juridical status within the Roman Curia.
Opinion: The Vatican's sterile announcement of Bishop Robert Finn's resignation was an unsuccessful attempt to sanitize the harsh reality of a failed bishop.
Msgr. William Lynn was ordered to return to jail Friday after a hearing that recalled elements of the landmark 2012 trial that resulted in his conviction on a child endangerment charge.
Common Pleas Court Judge Teresa Sarmina revoked bail for Lynn, remanding him to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Northeast Philadelphia.
We say: It is long past time for the church to have a clear process to hold bishops responsible for their actions and inactions.
A Belgian bishop said the president of the bishops' conference urged Catholics to respect a court judgment against him for failing to act on allegations of abuse.
However, Auxiliary Bishop Jean Kockerols of Mechelen-Brussels also said the ruling provoked concern that it could spur more claims for damages, and he said it would take a while for the church to regain credibility.
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