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Pa. bishops support creating fund to compensate survivors of sex abuse

PHILADELPHIA — The bishops of Pennsylvania’s eight Roman Catholic dioceses are supporting creation of an independent fund to compensate survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Ever...

Cardinal Wuerl addresses church’s ‘pain, confusion and disillusionment’

WASHINGTON — Addressing the clergy abuse crisis in the church will require “wider lay engagement, more realized accountability and evident transparency,” said Washington Cardinal...

World’s bishops call for action on abuse; English bishop wants synod

MANCHESTER, England — A global synod on priests could help the church to end the “terrible” scandals of clerical child abuse, an English bishop...

Prominent Catholics see larger role for laity in church’s abuse response

WASHINGTON — An independent lay-run board that would hold bishops accountable for their actions, a national day for Mass or prayers of reparation, and...

Catholic young adults pray for survivors of clergy abuse, wounded church

ST. PAUL, Minn. — As the sun set Aug. 20, about 120 Catholics gathered on the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul to...

Archbishop McCarrick allegations put ‘public inquiry’ on all bishops

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (CNS) -- Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of Lafayette, who is chair of the bishops' child and youth protection committee, said "general prayers...

Two archdioceses release details on settlement payments

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two U.S. archdioceses released details on the size of settlements made with victims of clergy sexual abuse. In the Archdiocese of...

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