Jeff Barlow's words carry weight because he is the only living altar boy among the three that Jon David Couzens has alleged were abused with him.
Catholic sex abuse cases
The settlement of a Minnesota lawsuit produced more than financial compensation for the alleged survivor of clergy sex abuse. It also saw the formation of an unlikely partnership.
Lawyers on both sides of a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by a Missouri priest struck to discredit each other's expert witnesses on the issue of repressed memory.
Global Sisters Report: A Montana courtroom could be the scene of a rare occurrence in the decadeslong crisis of sex abuse in the Catholic church: women religious as defendants.
A papal commission on child protection will be expanding its nine-member panel to include more experts and another survivor of clerical abuse.
We say: The Vatican under Francis is acting. This is progress and portends of more action. This is something to applaud.
Chicago Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich spent time serving on USCCB committees on abuse, and he voluntarily sought mediation for abuse settlements.
A Canadian archbishop visited the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese last week on behalf of the Vatican to investigate Bishop Robert Finn's leadership.
The removed bishop shot back, charging in an open letter that he was the victim of an ideological campaign by bishops in league with Vatican officials.
Pope Francis has removed a bishop from a Paraguay diocese after an apostolic visitation. The bishop had shielded a priest from accusations of sexual abuse.