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Pope Francis refuses to accept resignation of Cardinal Reinhard Marx: ‘We...

VATICAN CITY -- Agreeing with German Cardinal Reinhard Marx that Catholic leaders cannot adopt an "ostrich policy" in the face of the clerical sexual...

Wisconsin Department of Justice will investigate cases of abuse by clergy...

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice is opening a statewide investigation of abuse by clergy and faith leaders within the state's five...

The late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago laid groundwork for addressing...

WASHINGTON -- When Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin of Chicago developed a comprehensive plan over a two-year period, in 1991 and 1992, to address clerical...

USCCB committee with National Review Board: Church must build culture of...

WASHINGTON -- Members of the U.S. bishops' Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People have agreed with the National Review Board's call...

German Archbishop Hesse, Bishop Schwaderlapp offer resignations in wake of abuse...

HAMBURG, Germany -- Hamburg Archbishop Stefan Hesse has offered his resignation to Pope Francis in the wake of a report on the Cologne Archdiocese's...

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio says allegation of abuse ‘never happened’ and ‘false...

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said Feb. 22 a lawsuit filed against him in New Jersey Superior Court over a claim of...

Vatican exonerates Bishop Joseph Hart of Wyoming of seven sex abuse...

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith exonerated retired Bishop Joseph H. Hart of Cheyenne of seven accusations of...

Father Michael Pfleger, social justice advocate in Chicago, steps away from...

WASHINGTON -- Father Michael Pfleger, a popular Chicago priest and outspoken advocate against gun violence, gangs, poverty and racism, has stepped aside from his...

Vatican’s McCarrick report pulls no punches, but still leaves questions about...

Two years ago, Pope Francis called for a full accounting of how Theodore McCarrick was able to rise through church ranks, and he promised...

Cardinal-designate Gregory: McCarrick report demonstrates ‘failures of competence, communication and culture’...

WASHINGTON -- Cardinal-designate Wilton D. Gregory of Washington said the Vatican's report on former cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick is a "tragic chronicle" about that...

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