| Jul 5, 2012
| 10:52 PM
A jury has awarded $8 million to a former student of St. Benedict School in Seattle in a lawsuit against the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a worldwide Catholic religious order of priests.
It is believed to be the largest monetary judgment...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 6:25 AM
University Park, Pennsylvania -- Joe Paterno's family, former players and others in the Penn State community gathered Thursday to celebrate the late football coach, describing him as a consummate teacher, a tough competitor and man of integrity.
| Jan 24, 2012
| 1:37 PM
A long line of mourners snaked through the campus spiritual center at Penn State on Tuesday as people waited their turn to pay respects to the school's late football coach, Joe Paterno.
The public viewing opened two days of ceremonies marking the life of...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:04 PM
As Catholics prepare to enter the 40-day period of Lent, a Philadelphia court is picking a jury that will decide if the local archdiocese covered up allegations of child sex abuse.
Two priests and a school teacher are charged with sexually assaulting a...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 11:16 AM
Victims of sexual abuse by the clergy want the International Criminal Court to investigate Pope Benedict and three Vatican officials for allowing the rape and sexual abuse of children.
The New York-based rights group Center for Constitutional Rights...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 5:54 AM
Four Oregon men sued the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday for $20 million over childhood sexual abuse they say they suffered at the hands of a pedophile knowingly appointed as their scoutmaster in the 1970s.
The four lawsuits, filed in Multnomah County...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:32 PM
At the age of 73, Archbishop Daniel Buechlein announced his early retirement because of various health issues Wednesday.
In 2008, Archbishop Buechlein battled Hodgkin's lymphoma. During that year, he had chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Then,...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 2:25 PM
A Cass County man says his youngest son was fathered by a Catholic priest. It's the latest lawsuit against the Diocese of St. Joseph-Kansas City. The man involved says the affair destroyed his marriage and is now filing for divorce.
The victim says he'...
| May 11, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Emboldened by a recent court ruling that ordered the Vatican to open its records about a priest accused of child sex abuse, a Minneapolis attorney has sued the Vatican on behalf of a mother whose son was molested by former Roman Catholic priest Daniel...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 2:09 PM
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is facing a new legal worry. It's part of an ongoing priest sex scandal. Punitive damages based on a new court filing.
In a five page motion, attorney Rebecca Randles says the Diocese lied in a press statement to...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 5:17 PM
Two former Penn State officials were charged on Monday with covering up alleged sexual assaults of young boys by a former coach, as authorities widely criticized the university for allowing the abuse to continue unchecked for more than a decade.
| May 20, 2011
| 4:50 PM
By and large, priests don’t molest because they are gay, or because the Catholic Church requires priests not to marry. Nor did the problem stem from changes in seminaries after Vatican II.
What, then? Those reasons are more elusive, a fact that...