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Archdiocese of Philadelphia pays out or approves over $50 million for...

PHILADELPHIA -- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has paid out or approved over $50 million so far to 222 clergy sex abuse survivors, according to...

New Jersey law firm brings abuse suit on behalf of new...

A firm that has filed previous legal complaints against former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and church entities added another complainant July 21 against the...

Vatican issues guide for how bishops and religious leaders should handle...

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how bishops, religious...

Australian Cardinal George Pell writes ‘I never felt abandoned, knowing that...

Australian Cardinal George Pell, 79, a former senior adviser to Pope Francis, has broken his silence two months after the country's High Court overturned...

Cardinal George Pell released from jail after Australian high court clears...

VALLA BEACH, Australia -- Cardinal George Pell has been released from prison after 405 days behind bars after the seven judges of the High...

Kathleen McChesney, director of USCCB Office of Child and Youth Protection,...

WASHINGTON -- Kathleen McChesney, a former FBI executive assistant and the first person to lead the U.S. bishops' Office of Child and Youth Protection,...

Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service now available to victims

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A reporting system accepting sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. bishops and eparchs is in place. Called the Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service,...

Pope Francis sets up task force to help bishops, religious write,...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has set up a task force of qualified experts and canon lawyers to help bishops' conferences and congregations of...

Jean Vanier, late founder of L’Arche, used his influence to have...

MONTREAL -- Jean Vanier, founder of the ecumenical L'Arche communities that provide group homes and spiritual support for people with intellectual disabilities, used his...

English cardinal: Priests would die rather than break seal of confession

MANCHESTER  -- Catholic priests would die rather than break the seal of confession to report child abusers to the police, said an English cardinal. Cardinal...

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