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Australian archbishop, convicted of abuse cover-up, stepping aside for now

ADELAIDE, Australia -- Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide, who faces a maximum penalty of two years in jail for failing to inform police about...

Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on sex abuse

VATICAN CITY -- Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a three-day meeting at the Vatican to discuss the clerical...

Saginaw church records, computers seized in probe of abuse allegations

SAGINAW, Mich. -- The news that law enforcement authorities served the Saginaw Diocese with a search warrant March 22 was "distressing and disheartening for...

Pope apologizes to sex abuse victims, defends accused Chilean bishop

Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM PERU -- Pope Francis apologized to victims of clergy sex abuse, saying he unknowingly wounded them by...

Pope meets with survivors of clergy sex abuse in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Pope Francis met in private Jan. 16 with survivors of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy, a Vatican spokesman said, but his...

Pope Francis prays for victims of sex abuse

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In his clearest public reference as pope to the subject of clerical sex abuse, Pope Francis urged bishops to...

Pope defends efforts to deal with sex abuse with transparency

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In a speech to U.S. bishops, Pope Benedict XVI defended the church's “honest efforts” to confront the priestly sex...

Penn State crisis shows prevalence of sex abuse in society, experts...

Catholic News Service The child sexual abuse crisis at Penn State University brings into focus the harsh reality that the problem is pervasive in U.S....

Penn State scandal shows scope of sex abuse, official says

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE -- The scandal rocking Penn State University shows both the scope of the sex abuse problem and the value of safe...

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