| 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...
| 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...
| May 25, 2011
| 1:12 PM
Last week a highly anticipated report about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church was released, immediately drawing criticism from abuse victims and advocacy groups. The nearly $2 million study was conducted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice....
| May 25, 2011
| 1:27 PM
When Shawn Smith was young, he dreamed of entering the priesthood. It was in his genes. He had priests for uncles, nuns for aunts and dedicated parishioners for parents. He believed in the holiness of the Eucharist — its power to mysteriously...
| 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 15, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Proposed revisions to a U.S. Roman Catholic Church charter that addresses the sexual abuse of children by priests are insignificant and fail to address church cover-ups, critics said on Tuesday.
Members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests...
| 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...
| 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 31, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Ken Burns, Alex Gibney and Julien Temple headline the Toronto International Film Festival's documentary lineup this year, a program that also features work by Marina Zenovich and Matthew Cooke.
Fans of nonfiction film can take in movies on everything...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:47 PM
WOODBURN, Ore. -- A 46-year old priest is facing sexual abuse charges after being accused of fondling a 12-year-old boy during a sleepover.
Police say the boy was invited to spend the night at the home of Father Angel Armando Perez.
The boy told...