| May 14, 2010
| 11:02 AM
Accounts of plying boys with alcohol, showing them pornography and then molesting them are among the allegations detailed in the lawsuits against two former priests and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando.
A third priest actively preaching in an...
| Apr 18, 2010
| 9:05 AM
VALLETTA, Malta -- Pope Benedict XVI met Sunday with a group of clerical sex-abuse victims and promised them with tears in his eyes that the Catholic Church would seek justice for pedophile priests and implement "effective measures" to protect young...
| 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,...
| Sep 17, 2010
British police staged a pre-dawn raid at a London garbage depot Friday, arresting five street cleaners in a suspected terrorist plot against Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of his state visit to Britain. A sixth person was arrested later in the day....
| Oct 2, 2010
The following were taken from reports filed with the Burbank Police Department.
Intersection of North San Fernando Boulevard and Walnut Avenue
At 7 p.m. Sept. 30, three men were arrested for conspiracy, drug possession for sales and burglary...
| 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.
| Jan 19, 2011
| 3:02 PM
Q. With the recent publication of books such as "god [sic] Is Not Great," "The God Delusion," "Letter To A Christian Nation" and "The End Of Faith" by so-called "New Atheists" like Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, atheism seems to...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 5:39 AM
VATICAN CITY -- The pope on Friday signed off on the miracle needed for the beatification of Pope John Paul II, and set May 1 as the date to honor one of the most beloved popes of all times as a model of saintliness for the church.
Pope Benedict XVI said...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 10:00 PM
For the second time this school year, a family has complained that the University of Notre Dame failed to swiftly and thoroughly investigate their daughter's report of being sexually attacked in a residence hall.
The family of a woman who attended nearby...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 12:05 PM
A clergy organization representing Jesuit priests in Western states has reached a $166.1 million agreement to settle approximately 524 claims of clergy sex abuse. The settlement is one of the largest in U.S. history relating to the Roman Catholic Church...
| 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....