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Bishop John B. Brungardt of Kansas steps away from duties as...

DODGE CITY, Kan. — Denying any wrongdoing, Bishop John B. Brungardt of Dodge City has stepped away from his duties and pledged to cooperate...

Report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick marks new era of transparency,...

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori in a Nov. 10 letter to the Catholic faithful of his archdiocese said the long-awaited Vatican report...

Trial involving alleged sexual abuse at minor seminary continues in Vatican...

VATICAN CITY — At a criminal trial involving alleged sexual abuse at a minor seminary located in the Vatican, the Vatican City State criminal...

Bishop John Barres makes difficult decision to have Diocese of Rockville...

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. — Facing over 200 lawsuits alleging sex abuse filed since New York state lifted the statute of limitations on such cases,...

Break seal of confession to report abuse, or go to jail,...

BRISBANE, Australia — A new law requires priests in the state of Queensland to break the seal of confession to report child sex abuse...

Guardian Angels: Safeguarding minors is a mandate, not a choice

VATICAN CITY — Concern and frustration with delayed and failed responses to abuse scandals in Poland culminated in a desperate appeal to Pope Francis...

Annual audit shows more than 4,400 allegations of clergy abuse reported

WASHINGTON — More than 4,400 allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy were reported during the year ending June 30, 2019, a...

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cincinnati Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of 65-year-old Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer of Cincinnati, less than nine months after it was...

Cardinal George Pell says prayers, knowledge of innocence sustained him in...

SYDNEY — Cardinal George Pell, whose conviction on five counts of sexual abuse was overturned by Australia’s highest court, said in in his first...

New York Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger explains why priests accused of...

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The bishop serving as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo said he regretted the “pain and further disillusionment” of clergy...

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