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Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors meets again in Rome

VATICAN CITY -- Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors meeting in Rome said there was a continued need to make...

New admission by Australian Catholic Church could cost millions in claims

SYDNEY -- The Australian Catholic Church could face tens of millions dollars in compensation claims after the Diocese of Ballarat in Victoria state admitted,...

McCarrick the laicized cardinal blames enemies, says ‘I would never have...

WASHINGTON -- Theodore McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop of Washington who was laicized last February following a Vatican trial on sexual abuse charges...

Appeals court upholds conviction of Australian Cardinal George Pell for sex...

MELBOURNE, Australia -- An Australian appeals court upheld the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on five counts of sexually assaulting two choirboys more than...

Jury finds Washington D.C. priest guilty on four counts of child...

WASHINGTON -- A Capuchin Franciscan priest was found guilty Aug. 15 of four counts of child sexual abuse stemming from when he served as...

In letter, Pope Francis encourages priests dejected by abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis acknowledged the shame and frustration felt by priests who are discouraged by the actions of fellow clergy members who...

Father William J. Porter removed from ministry after accusation of early...

Diocese of Wilmington Bishop W. Francis Malooly has removed a priest from ministry after being informed of the conclusion of an investigation by the...

Washington Post report claims church leaders long knew about Bishop Bransfield...

WASHINGTON  -- A recent newspaper report details claims that senior church leaders in the United States knew as far back as 2012 about complaints...

Bishops bring ‘sense of urgency’ in taking on serious business of...

BALTIMORE -- The gathering of U.S. bishops June 11-13 in Baltimore was anything but business as usual. "The spring meetings are usually more pastoral, and...

USCCB votes: Third-party reporting system advanced for complaints against bishops

BALTIMORE -- A nationwide third-party system for receiving confidential reports of "certain complaints" against bishops took a step closer to being implemented during the...

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