| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:42 AM
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened their spring meeting Wednesday with votes planned on revising the church's policy on protecting children from clergy sex abuse, and on a statement opposing physician-assisted suicide.
More than 300 clergy...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:41 PM
Question: Despite the conservative Catholic stance on morality and church issues we've taken all our married life, our older unmarried son and daughter have no problem with sleeping over at a lover's home, in the same bed, with the full knowledge of the...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 7:17 AM
Documents on sex abuse cases kept confidential for years by the Roman Catholic Diocese were made public Sunday on a website of victims' attorneys, after a judge ordered their release.
The document dump includes multiple files on 48 priests.
| Jul 6, 2012
| 12:57 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A man charged with beating a Roman Catholic priest that he says molested him has been found not guilty.
The jury found William Lynch not guilty of felony assault and felony elder abuse, despite his admission that he attacked Father...
| Nov 29, 2010
| 8:32 PM
For years, Elaina Kroll had stopped singing.
The Newport Beach resident had been robbed of her childhood passion by her church choir director, who molested her. The sexual abuse she had suffered as a bewildered 16-year-old had been, in her mind,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:02 PM
While rushing to meet a deadline on her third novel, J. Courtney Sullivan, author of "Maine," our Printers Row Book of the Month selection, took a break to chat about memories of her Catholic girlhood, the origins of Maine, and colleges for women.
| Jun 22, 2012
| 12:49 PM
Monsignor William Lynn, the highest-ranking cleric accused of imperiling children by helping cover up sexual abuse, was found guilty Friday of one count of child endangerment.
He was found not guilty on a second count of endangerment and a conspiracy...
| 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.
| Nov 19, 2011
| 7:33 PM
Most of us would rather take a bullet than stand by and watch a child be hurt. It's difficult for us to fathom a mindset that places a higher priority on the sheltering of a suspected pedophile than on the harm done to alleged victims.
But, as shocking...
| 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...