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Guardian Angels: Safeguarding minors is a mandate, not a choice

VATICAN CITY — Concern and frustration with delayed and failed responses to abuse scandals in Poland culminated in a desperate appeal to Pope Francis...

Annual audit shows more than 4,400 allegations of clergy abuse reported

WASHINGTON — More than 4,400 allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy were reported during the year ending June 30, 2019, a...

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cincinnati Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of 65-year-old Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer of Cincinnati, less than nine months after it was...

Cardinal George Pell says prayers, knowledge of innocence sustained him in...

SYDNEY — Cardinal George Pell, whose conviction on five counts of sexual abuse was overturned by Australia’s highest court, said in in his first...

New York Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger explains why priests accused of...

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The bishop serving as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo said he regretted the “pain and further disillusionment” of clergy...

Richmond bishop Barry C. Knestout creates reconciliation program for clergy sexual-abuse...

RICHMOND, Va. — Bishop Barry C. Knestout of Richmond Feb. 17 announced the establishment of the diocese’s Independent Reconciliation Program, which allows victim-survivors of...

Victim advocates say crisis also impacts those working for healing

PHILADELPHIA — Recovery from the church’s abuse crisis also can be a challenge for those working on the front lines with victims and for...

Pope Francis lifts secrecy obligation for those who report having been...

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has abolished the obligation of secrecy for those who report having been sexually abused by a priest and for...

Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

SYDNEY — Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sexual abuse offenses, has lodged an application with Australia’s...

Seton Hall investigation finds McCarrick harassed seminarians

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — A yearlong investigation by Seton Hall University confirmed that Theodore McCarrick, the laicized cardinal who had been archbishop of Newark...

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