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Kathleen McChesney, director of USCCB Office of Child and Youth Protection,...

WASHINGTON -- Kathleen McChesney, a former FBI executive assistant and the first person to lead the U.S. bishops' Office of Child and Youth Protection,...

Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service now available to victims

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A reporting system accepting sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. bishops and eparchs is in place. Called the Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service,...

Pope Francis sets up task force to help bishops, religious write,...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has set up a task force of qualified experts and canon lawyers to help bishops' conferences and congregations of...

Jean Vanier, late founder of L’Arche, used his influence to have...

MONTREAL -- Jean Vanier, founder of the ecumenical L'Arche communities that provide group homes and spiritual support for people with intellectual disabilities, used his...

English cardinal: Priests would die rather than break seal of confession

MANCHESTER  -- Catholic priests would die rather than break the seal of confession to report child abusers to the police, said an English cardinal. Cardinal...

University of Notre Dame forum tackles issue of clergy sex abuse

NOTRE DAME, Ind.  -- The annual University of Notre Dame forum on topics of importance began its 2019-20 season with the difficult issue of...

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...

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