Wednesday, November 28, 2018039Prosecutors 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....
Thursday, November 15, 2018021The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was leaving the bishops' fall general assembly Nov. 14 more hopeful than when the meeting began two days earlier.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018022The U.S. bishops Nov. 14 defeated a resolution to encourage the Vatican to release all documents related to the investigation of allegations of misconduct by Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick. The resolution went down by a vote of 137-83 at the fall...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018024What is not going to be voted on by the U.S. bishops at their fall general meeting in Baltimore is likely to overshadow what is being discussed as they engage in three days of public sessions.
At the request of the Vatican, the vote to create a new...
The Catholic bishops of Texas have announced that they will release the names of clergy who have sexually abused a minor, going back to 1950. The bishops’ voted earlier this month while meeting in Austin at the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops...Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Dallas Bishop Edward J. Burns told about 200 people at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Oct. 9 that former law enforcement officials are going through clergy files to determine the suitability of priests serving in the Diocese of Dallas. The...Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Pope Francis expelled from the priesthood a Chilean who gained notoriety for sexually abusing young men in his parish. In a statement released Sept. 28, the Vatican said that Fernando Karadima was dismissed from the clerical state by the pope, who...Friday, September 28, 2018
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark told the people of his archdiocese Sept. 21 that Pope Francis has granted his request that he stay at home to remain with them during this "time of crisis" in the U.S. church.Monday, September 24, 2018
Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignation of a West Virginia bishop, Michael Bransfield, and at the same time authorized a fellow bishop to investigate allegations that Bransfield sexually harassed adults, Vatican officials said.
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