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Bishops asked to meet abuse survivors before February meeting

VATICAN CITY — Before traveling to Rome for a major Vatican summit on the clerical sex abuse crisis and child protection, each participating bishop...

Jesuits’ Maryland province releases lists of clergy with credible claims

TOWSON, Md. — The Maryland province of the Society of Jesus Dec. 17 released the names of Jesuits who have been credibly accused of...

Ignoring reality of abuse, resisting responsibility must end, says Jesuit

VATICAN CITY — Anyone who still believes the abuse crisis is an “American” or “Western” problem must become properly informed, face reality and realize...

Missouri bishop calls for greater lay role in church, including abuse...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Laypeople need to help the U.S. bishops get out from under the clerical sex abuse scandal that is plaguing the...

Gobsmacked: Rome steps in, reform votes delayed for bishops

BALTIMORE — Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a surprise. Sometimes it’s...

National Review Board chairman seeks fix to address charter ‘loophole’

WASHINGTON — The National Review Board chairman called for changes to the "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" to "make it...

Open letter to U.S. bishops: Make prelates mandatory reporters of abuse

PHILADELPHIA — An open letter to the U.S. bishops asks that at their Nov. 12-14 fall general meeting in Baltimore, they make it mandatory...

Quebec bishops denounce abuses aired in broadcast on Oblates

MONTREAL — In a statement issued a few minutes after the broadcast of a story from Radio-Canada investigating sexual abuse allegedly committed by 10...

At synod, Sydney archbishop apologizes to young people for church failures

VATICAN CITY — Australian Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney used his speech at the Synod of Bishops to formally apologize to young people for...

Canadian bishops’ abuse policies do not include way to censure bishops

OTTAWA, Ontario — New sexual abuse policies that Canada’s bishops have vowed to implement will focus on prevention but will not include a mechanism...

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