(RNS) — More Catholics are questioning whether they should remain in the church today than did in 2002.
LYON, France (AP) — French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin said Thursday he will offer his resignation to Pope Francis, after a court found Barbarin guilty of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse of minors by a priest.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The real work of reconciliation will begin when the bishops go home and start to hold each other accountable about what they are doing to protect children.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis referred to clerics who abuse children as 'tools of Satan.'
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — 'The Vatican may destroy documents, may restrict our access for justice, but … we are the evidence of the abuse,' said an advocate for abuse survivors.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — "We have to be respectful … of their concerns, but, at the same time, make sure that does not allow for a justification of secrecy,” Cardinal Blase Cupich said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis’ goals for this week’s meeting on sex abuse have become clear: Win back the trust of the Catholic people by focusing on the victims of abuse.
DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (RNS) — The latest sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church has left many lay people wondering if it is time to leave the church.
(AP) — Cardinal Daniel DiNardo allowed the accused priest to lead the 9 a.m. Thursday Mass at his parish, the statement said, because he “was already scheduled to celebrate” it.
(RNS) — The meeting could be a disappointment for Americans who have been dealing with abuse for decades while still being a success for the universal church.
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Young people challenged Pope Francis on the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal and the plight of Christians in the Middle East as the youth took center stage Saturday in the final events of World Youth Day in Panama.
ORAN, Argentina (AP) — The scandal is the latest to implicate Pope Francis as he and the Catholic hierarchy as a whole face an unprecedented crisis of confidence over their mishandling of cases of clergy sexual abuse of minors and misconduct with adults.
DETROIT (AP) — The Vatican blocked bishops from taking measures to address the scandal because U.S. church leaders didn't discuss the proposals with the Holy See beforehand.
(AP) — Pope Francis vowed Friday that the Catholic Church will “never again” cover up clergy sex abuse and demanded that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in.
(AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office has found 500 more Catholic clergy accused of sexually abusing children than the state’s six archdioceses have publicly identified.