(AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, after allegations of misconduct with a minor in the 1990s.
(RNS) — The Old Testament prophets, whom we read during Advent, also spoke to people in doubt about bad rulers and an uncertain future. We too need to hear, 'God is on your side.'
ROME (AP) — The International Union of Superiors General, which represents more than 500,000 sisters worldwide, vowed to help nuns who have been abused to find the courage to report it, and pledged to help victims heal and seek justice.
(RNS) — If we want our children to be safer, we cannot afford the comfortable delusion that this is an isolated problem.
CHICAGO (AP) — Three men and one woman who say they were sexually abused by priests decades ago filed a lawsuit Thursday against every diocese in Illinois for an alleged ongoing scheme to cover up sexual assault by priests.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to respond to Pennsylvania's landmark grand jury report accusing hundreds of Roman Catholic priests of sexually abusing children over decades stalled on the Legislature's final scheduled voting day of 2018.
(RNS) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia confirmed to Religion News Service that it is aware of the inquiry and is cooperating with investigators — including handing over documents.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It comes days after Washington's archbishop resigned over his handling of sexual abuse allegations.
(RNS) — Other bishops, also facing tough questions, could now find themselves beset by calls to follow Wuerl’s lead and step down.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The study refers only to documentation, a potentially limiting constraint, given the McCarrick scandal apparently involves private, verbal communications that might not have paper trails in Vatican archives.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The lawsuit asks a judge 'to abate the continuing nuisance' of abuse by ordering each diocese to name all accused priests, detail their history of alleged assault and identify their addresses.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The synod, which begins Wednesday (Oct. 3), is bringing together 266 bishops from five continents for talks on helping young people find their vocations in life.
RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) — Standing in front of the altar Tuesday (Sept. 25) in Raleigh’s Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama took his violet zucchetto from his head and fell to his knees.
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics called on the bishops to go further by allowing outside investigators full access to church sex-abuse records and by supporting changes to statute-of-limitation laws.
(RNS) — Cardinal Wuerl is certainly not the worst bishop of his generation in handling abuse. In fact, he was one of the best, but that is still not good enough. Today we have a higher standard.