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.
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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.
You gotta read this. We've got to get to know the bishop of Parramatta, Australia, Vincent Long Van Nguyen, a lot better.
U.S. Dominican Fr. Thomas Doyle, who served as a canon lawyer at the Vatican nunciature in Washington and spent decades working with abuse victims, told members of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that he hoped their report would have a profound effect in the Vatican. He urged the commissioners to prioritize care for the victims.
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher responds to Royal Commission's findings that 7 percent of Australia's Roman Catholic clergy may have abused children between 1950 and 2010.
Three El Salvadoran priests have been found guilty of sexual abuse against minors at a Vatican ecclesiastical trial and suspended from their priestly duties, San Salvador's Catholic Church announced Sunday.
Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar of San Salvador said Francisco Galvez, Antonio Molina and Jesus Delgado, the biographer and former secretary of murdered Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, were expelled after a criminal trial held at the Vatican found them responsible for sex crimes committed between 1980 and 2000.
NCR Today: Coadjutor Archbishop Michael Byrnes, arriving in Agana diocese, tells reporters that Archbishop Anthony Apuron is facing canonical trial over abuse allegations.
An amended bankruptcy plan for the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese would potentially double survivors' funds, but an attorney for the creditors is unsatisfied with the proposal.
Global Sisters Report: Frustrated by the progress of the church in India to deal with clergy sexual abuse of women, a group has announced its own steps to address the issue.
Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai, appointed by Pope Francis to step-in over Agana Archbishop Anthony Apuron, told reporters Tuesday that "they just formed all the conditions for" Apuron's trial.