| Aug 25, 2014
| 10:47 PM
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A former Polish archbishop and papal diplomat who was defrocked after allegations of paying children for sexual acts has lost his diplomatic immunity and could be tried in the Dominican Republic, the Vatican said.
| Aug 25, 2014
| 12:06 PM
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Polish archbishop accused of child sex abuse in the Dominican Republic has appealed against a Roman Catholic tribunal's decision to defrock him, the Vatican said on Monday.
Jozef Wesolowski, who had served as a Vatican nuncio...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 12:40 PM
A 52-year-old Orlando man, motivated by Pope Francis' call for the Catholic church to make reparations to victims of sexual abuse, has filed a lawsuit against the Orlando Catholic Diocese alleging he was molested by a priest in the 1970s.
"This is the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:47 AM
A group that has been a thorn in the side of the Catholic church for 25 years is expanding its crusade against pedophile priests to other religious leaders accused of sexual abuse.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) celebrates its 25th...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the Church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult.
"For some time now I have felt in my heart deep pain and suffering,"...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Pope Francis met for the first time with victims of clerical sexual abuse on Monday and pledged that bishops who covered up such abuse of minors would be held accountable.
Likening the abuse to a “sacrilegious cult” that drove its victims...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:09 AM
The article on the front page of the July 8 Morning Call, with Pope Francis begging for forgiveness during his homily, has moved me very much back to my faith after I was turned away by the atrocities committed by the upper echelon of the Roman Catholic...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Members of a commission on sexual abuse created by Pope Francis said Saturday that they intended to design “clear and effective protocols” to protect children from abusive priests.
The group, which includes experts on the issue and victims...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, a Roman Catholic who has clashed with Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, has presided over two gay weddings this year, including a double wedding last week.
The double ceremony, held at Keith House in...
| May 7, 2014
At what point does the Roman Catholic Church declare that molesting and abusing children ("Vatican panel on sexual abuse meets, plans to tackle church coverups," May 3) is not just a moral issue but a legal one, and a felony that certainly should be...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:07 PM
The United Nations on Monday linked the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests to torture, stepping up its criticism of the Holy See and, according to one activist group, potentially opening the way to a new wave of lawsuits.
Members of a U....
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The 73rd annual Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC's "Scandal" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Netflix's groundbreaking drama "House of Cards" to BBC America's buzzworthy "Orphan Black."
Among the scripted...