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UPDATE: Former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick pleads not guilty in Massachusetts...

WASHINGTON  -- Former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick pleaded not guilty Sept. 3 in a Massachusetts court, where he is facing three counts of sexually...

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn cleared by Vatican of alleged sexual...

NEW YORK -- The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has determined that allegations of sexual abuse of a minor against Bishop...

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...

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