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Vatican decision on McCarrick laicization could be issued by mid-January

WASHINGTON -- As U.S. bishops gathered in early January at a seminary in Illinois to pray and reflect about the American church's sex abuse...

Canon law professor says church did not foresee crimes by...

WASHINGTON -- The 1983 Code of Canon Law did not anticipate crimes being committed by bishops that could result in their laicization, according to...

Cardinal Pell: Bishop committed ‘gross deception’ about Australian pedophile

SYDNEY — When former Bishop Ronald Mulkearns of Ballarat moved a pedophile priest from parish to parish in the early 1970s without divulging the...

Former nuncio will face Vatican trial on charges of abuse, child...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A former Vatican nuncio will stand trial in a Vatican court on charges of the sexual abuse of minors...

Vatican laicizes former nuncio to Dominican Republic — updated

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A Vatican investigation has led to the expulsion of a former Vatican ambassador from the priesthood in response to...

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