The Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, canceled two events last week as it continues to deal with the fallout from sex abuse allegations against former priests, one of whom was arrested for the second time.
Vatican officials have arrested an Italian monsignor who was recalled from service at the apostolic nunciature in Washington in August 2017 under suspicion of possessing or distributing child pornography.
As six members of the papal clergy sex abuse commission have not been renewed, and new members added, one former member sees the structure of the meetings, and the inability to meet with the pope, obstacles to progress.
In a press conference Feb. 27, a Buffalo man alleged abuse decades ago by a Buffalo Diocese priest, who then admitted to years of abusing teenage boys. Two days later, the Buffalo Diocese announced a new Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program.