Thursday, February 21, 2019022 Opening the Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis, Pope Francis said, "The holy people of God are watching and are awaiting from us not simple, predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures" to...
Thursday, January 31, 20190816Thirty-one priests who served in the Diocese of Dallas between 1950 and the present day have been deemed credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor following a lengthy investigation by former law enforcement investigators and a local review board,...
Thursday, January 31, 20190192Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
These have been very difficult days within the Church and the Diocese of Dallas. In October, the Diocese held a special Ceremony of Sorrow, a prayer service to express shame and deep remorse over the egregious...
The Diocese of Dallas has been taking strong steps to provide a safe environment for all children. Texas State Law requires that anyone who reasonably suspects that abuse is taking place to report it to civil authorities. Diocesan policies have for...Thursday, January 31, 2019
As Pope Francis was arriving in Panama Jan. 23, bishops from the United States wasted no time addressing the sex abuse scandal back home during a popular event aimed at American and other English-speaking World Youth Day pilgrims.Thursday, January 24, 2019
At the upcoming meeting on protecting minors, Pope Francis wants leaders of the world's bishops' conferences to clearly understand what must be done to prevent abuse, care for victims and ensure no case is whitewashed or covered up.Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The clerical abuse crisis and the “crisis of credibility” it created for the U.S. bishops have led to serious divisions within the U.S. church and to a temptation to look for administrative solutions to problems that go much deeper, Pope Francis...Friday, January 4, 2019
Two Roman Catholic Jesuit provinces that cover nearly half the U.S. released the names Friday of more than 150 priests and other ministry leaders who were found to have "credible allegations" of sexual abuse made against them dating to the 1950s.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Prosecutors investigating a sexual abuse case against a Houston-area priest searched the offices Wednesday of the local archdiocese, which is led by the cardinal who is heading the Roman Catholic Church's response in the U.S. to sexual misconduct....Wednesday, November 28, 2018