Erie Catholic Diocese To Pay Sexual Abuse Victim, Forced To Say Confession, $2 MillionA Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $2 million to a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest who made him say confession after the assaults.
New Lay Organization Calling For Seat Among Catholic Church HierarchyA group of parishioners is demanding reforms in the Catholic Church.
Former Priest In Erie Diocese Sentenced To 2.5-14 Years For Sexual AbuseA Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two boys and making one of them say confession after the assaults has been sentenced to 2.5-14 years in prison.
Pa. Diocese Says Clergy Abuse Scandal Has Cost It $21M Since '99The Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown says the clergy abuse scandal has cost it $21.5 million since 1999.
Sex Abuse Crisis Tops Agenda As U.S. Catholic Bishops ConveneAs U.S. Catholic bishops gather for their national assembly, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda amid calls from critics that church leaders finally bring about meaningful reforms to root out misbehaving priests.
Prosecutor: Ohio Altar Girl In Relationship With Priest PregnantAuthorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding a Roman Catholic priest taking a now-pregnant altar girl to a wedding reception last year and whether the diocese responded appropriately when officials learned about the outing.
Steubenville Diocese Releases Names Of 16 Priests Accused Of Sexual AbuseThe Diocese of Steubenville has released the names of 16 priests and one seminarian who it says have been credibly accused or have admitted to sexually abusing minors.
Youngstown Diocese Releases Names Of 34 Religious Leaders Accused Of Sexual AbuseThe Catholic Diocese of Youngstown has made public the names of 34 religious leaders it says have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.
Former Erie Diocese Priest Pleads Guilty In Child Sex Abuse CaseA former priest in the Erie Diocese is admitting that he committed sexual abuse of children, pleading guilty to corruption of minors and child endangerment.
Pope Accepts Cardinal Wuerl's Resignation Amid Sex Abuse Cover-Up ScandalPope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who is implicated in a sex abuse cover-up scandal.
AG Pushes Again For Change In Law After Clergy Abuse ReportPennsylvania's top prosecutor is appealing again to legislators to change state law so that criminal and civil cases can be pursued in court in decades-old clergy abuse cases.