(RNS) Monsignor William J. Lynn, the first U.S. Catholic official convicted for covering up the sexual abuse of children, was sentenced to 3-6 years in prison on Tuesday (July 24). By David Gibson.
(RNS) An advocacy group for victims of sexual abuse by clergy has asked Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to defrock the priest convicted last week of shielding priests who preyed on children. By David Gibson.
(RNS) A Philadelphia priest was convicted Friday of one count of child endangerment, becoming the first cleric in the Catholic Church’s long-running clergy abuse scandal to be tried and found guilty of shielding molesters. By David Gibson.
(RNS) Ten years ago, the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal dominated the headlines with horrific stories of priests preying on vulnerable youths and a church hierarchy more concerned with protecting clergy instead of kids. Now, it's back. A Philadelphia jury is deliberating whether, for the first time, a high-ranking church official will be held criminally accountable. By Cathy Lynn Grossman.
(RNS) Ten years after the clergy sex abuse scandal brought the Catholic Church to its knees, there's still no way to hold bishops accountable for their mistakes. Here's why, and why little is likely to change. By David Gibson.
(RNS) Pope Benedict XVI plans to visit Philadelphia in 2015, and while the trip may not happen at all -- Benedict would be 88 -- it nonetheless directly relates to a host of issues between the Vatican and the U.S. church that have dominated recent headlines. By David Gibson.