(RNS) — Calling the report 'grossly misleading, irresponsible, inaccurate, and unjust,' Peter Steinfels argues that last summer's bombshell charges vastly oversimplify the Catholic bishops' response to the abuse crisis.
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.
(AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock.
(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.
(RNS) — Wuerl has come under mounting pressure since the release of a bombshell grand jury report by the attorney general of Pennsylvania detailing decades of allegations of child sex abuse by priests in the state.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The sign in front of the suburban Pittsburgh school was discovered vandalized Monday, with red spray paint obscuring Wuerl's name, as a petition circulated to remove his name from the school.
(AP) — The two scandals represent a stunning turn for the 77-year-old leader who, over the decades, earned the respect of fellow bishops and prided himself in taking tough steps to combat clergy sex abuse.
(RNS) — The Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse is a wake-up call for bishops who thought that the past could be forgotten as long as they did the right thing in the future.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The report, released Tuesday (Aug. 14), said more than 300 Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses committed the abuse over a period of decades.
(RNS) Some religious leaders are preaching caution rather than participation.
(RNS) Some Catholics object to Biden, who supports abortion rights, being honored with a medal by the University of Notre Dame.
(RNS) No authentically Catholic school should give a special platform to voices that promote abortion, he said.
(RNS) Cardinal Donald Wuerl just turned 75 and submitted his resignation to Pope Francis. But don't wave goodbye yet -- Wuerl is too valuable to the pontiff, and to the future of the "Francis effect."
ROME (RNS) “The frame of reference is now going to be: ‘What does the gospel really say here?’" said Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl in a Q&A summing up the momentous Vatican synod that just concluded.