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.
Cardinal Wuerl's Name Appears In Abuse Settlement, Raises New QuestionsThere are new questions about what Cardinal Donald Wuerl knew about child sex abuse accusations against Catholic clergy.
Steubenville Diocese To Release List Of Priests Accused Of Sex AbuseA second Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio says it will release a list of priests who have been accused of sexual abuse and misconduct.
Pope Admits Catholic Church Has Lost Credibility Over Sex Abuse ScandalPope Francis told a crowd of young people in the Estonian capital Tallinn on Tuesday that he understood that many of them were "upset" by the sexual abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church and that the institution had lost credibility as a result.
Group To Hold Rally Pushing For Lawmakers To Act On Grand Jury RecommendationsThere's growing pressure on lawmakers to turn last month's grand jury report on child sex abuse accusations against Catholic priests into action.
Bishop Zubik To Lead Service In Oakland To Express Sorrow For Sexual Abuse ScandalThe Catholic Church has a long way to go to make things right in regard to the abuse scandal that has rocked it in recent months, and Bishop David A. Zubik is turning to prayer for the initial steps.
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against 8 Catholic Dioceses In PennsylvaniaA class action lawsuit has been filed against eight Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, including the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg.
Pope Defrocks Priest Amid Sex Abuse ScandalPope Francis has expelled the Rev. Cristian Precht BaƱados of Chile, according to a statement from the Archdiocese of Santiago.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl To Meet With Pope Francis On Potential RetirementCardinal Donald Wuerl, leader of the Archdiocese of Washington D.C., has recently come under criticism after the release of the grand jury report on sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania diocese.
Retired NJ Priest Says He Tried To Report Sexual Abuse, But Was Initially 'Dismissed' By Boston Archdiocese Monsignor Kenneth Lasch said it happened back in 1985.
Catholics Demand Change After Sex Abuse ScandalsCountless Catholics in the U.S. are raising their voices in prayer and protest to demand change amid new revelations of sex abuse by priests and allegations of widespread cover-ups.
Pope Apologizes For Catholic Church 'Crimes' In Ireland Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the "crimes" of the Catholic Church in Ireland,
Protesters To Greet Pope In Dublin Amid Sex Abuse ScandalAs Pope Francis prepares to celebrate Mass with half a million faithful in Dublin on Sunday afternoon, thousands are expected to take to the streets in protest over clerical sexual abuse amid an intensifying outcry over Church-related scandals spanning the globe.