The priest is accused of using a computer at his vacation home to download and share images and videos of children involved in sex acts. The Vatican dismissed a prior sex abuse charge because it took place before he was ordained.
Finally, the Vatican is in a position to lay the abuse crisis to rest.
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops attributes much of the 35 percent jump to six dioceses filing for bankruptcy and some states allowing victims to sue over old cases.
(RNS) Some victims of clergy sex abuse say Pope Francis' first-ever encounter with victims is simply stagecraft aimed at distracting the public from what they say are the pope’s larger failures to address the abuse crisis.
(RNS) The news that Pope Francis has fired the German churchman known as “Bishop Bling” set off speculation that other dismissals could be in the offing. Don’t hold your breath. Here’s why.
(RNS) The Roman Catholic priest at the center of a public furor enveloping Newark Archbishop John J. Myers has resigned from ministry, a spokesman for the archdiocese said Thursday.