NASHVILLE, Tenn. (USA Today) — The church is the first to be recommended for removal by the newly formed Credentials Committee, which was created last year in response to the convention’s sexual abuse crisis.
(RNS) — Over the past two to three years, scholars and advocates say, North American Muslims have risen up in an unprecedented movement to openly confront sexual and spiritual abuse perpetrated by Muslim religious leaders.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo stepped aside amid mounting calls for his ouster from his staff, priests and public over his handling of allegations of clergy sexual misconduct.
(RNS) — If we can use a softer label or somehow chalk sexual violence up to lust or hormones or a woman’s seduction, those who defend or cover up for clergy sexual abuse are off the hook.
(RNS) — Andy Savage reportedly is planning to start a new church in Memphis, Tennessee.
(AP) — Entangled in a multifaceted sex abuse crisis, the country's largest Protestant denomination is preparing to host a conference on a topic that has kindled skepticism even among some of the scheduled speakers.
(RNS) — The problem is that he had at least one sexual relationship with a congregant — a transgression that is increasingly understood as a violation of clergy boundaries.
(RNS) — The USCCB has established a process for investigating allegations of misconduct by bishops — but lay groups say the key will be lay involvement and transparency in its implementation.
(RNS) — McCarrick allegedly acknowledged in one letter that he shared his bed with seminarians, an act he called 'an unfortunate lack of judgment.'
(RNS) — It's unlikely that Catholic bishops will ever regain credibility until they have adopted full disclosure, made amends and done penance for their and their predecessors’ failures.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sentencing the most senior Catholic clergyman to be convicted of child sex abuse, the judge said Pell showed 'staggering arrogance.'
(RNS) — Pope Francis' strength is as a pastor who calls people to conversion. He does not think like an administrator, one who establishes policies and structures to ensure things are done properly.
(RNS) — The work group determined that six on Greear’s list require 'no further inquiry,' three should be investigated and one is not a Southern Baptist congregation.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's economy minister, faces a potential maximum 50-year prison term after a sentencing hearing that begins Wednesday.
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.