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Aug 15, 2018, 3:40pm EDT
  • April 27, 2019

    New York Archdiocese names 120 clergy with “credible” sex abuse allegations

    A list includes 115 priests and five deacons accused of either sexually abusing minors or possessing child pornography.

  • November 13, 2018

    US bishops had a plan to combat clerical sex abuse. The Vatican just hit pause.

    The Vatican asked the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay votes on proposals to fight child abuse.

  • October 24, 2018

    Even more states have launched investigations into clerical abuse

    Now attorneys general in DC and Virginia have launched investigations.

  • October 19, 2018

    Report: 300 Pennsylvania Catholic priests sexually abused more than 1,000 children

    The report is a watershed moment in the Catholic child sex abuse crisis.

  • October 19, 2018

    The DOJ is investigating clerical child sex abuse in Pennsylvania. Such an inquiry is unprecedented.

    Seven of Pennsylvania’s Catholic dioceses have been subpoenaed this week.

  • October 12, 2018

    Pope Francis accepted DC Archbishop Donald Wuerl’s resignation over sex abuse crisis

    Wuerl is the highest-ranking American cleric to be accused of participating in a cover-up.

  • October 3, 2018

    Poll: just 3 in 10 Catholics approve of Pope Francis’s handling of the clerical sex abuse crisis

    A new Pew poll suggests trust in the embattled pontiff is plummeting.

  • September 19, 2018

    Americans’ approval of Pope Francis drops to 53% amid more church sex abuse revelations

    But US Catholics still support him.

  • September 13, 2018

    West Virginia bishop resigns over sexual harassment allegations

    Moments before Pope Francis’s meeting with top US cardinals over the sex abuse crisis, another bishop left his post over allegations.

  • September 13, 2018

    Pope Francis calls for major global summit over child clerical sex abuse crisis

    This unprecedented conference hints that the Church is finally taking the global crisis seriously.

  • September 12, 2018

    Pope Francis to meet with top US cardinals over DC archbishop’s legacy of sex abuse allegations

    Francis is expected to discuss his handling of Theodore McCarrick and the clerical sex abuse crisis overall.

  • September 4, 2018

    The decades-long Catholic priest child sex abuse crisis, explained

    And why revelations are still emerging today.

  • August 31, 2018

    I’m a Catholic priest. I’m ashamed at this abuse crisis.

    Structural changes alone won’t fix the church. Our culture must change as well.

  • August 29, 2018

    DC Archbishop Donald Wuerl faces calls to resign over Catholic sex abuse cover-up

    Wuerl is accused of knowingly turning a blind eye to abusive priests.

  • August 28, 2018

    Catholic Church insiders are calling for Pope Francis to resign. Here’s why.

    The internal politics informing the church’s reaction to the clerical sex abuse crisis.

  • August 24, 2018

    New Catholic sex abuse allegations show how long justice can take in a 16-year scandal

    Almost two decades after the Boston Globe’s reporting, secrecy and bureaucracy have delayed justice.

  • August 24, 2018

    Pope Francis is heading to Ireland in the midst of scandal. It may be his toughest crowd yet.

    Decades of child sex abuse scandals have eroded Irish trust in the Catholic Church.

  • August 21, 2018

    The Pennsylvania Catholic Church report highlights the cruelty of statute of limitations laws

    Why many Catholic Church accusers are legally barred from bringing their case to court.

  • August 21, 2018

    Pennsylvania hotline swamped with new Catholic priest sex abuse allegations

    A week after the Pennsylvania report, people are calling in new allegations of Catholic clerical sex abuse.

  • August 20, 2018

    Pope Francis on Catholic sex abuse scandal: “We abandoned” victims

    In an open letter, Francis writes that "we showed no care for the little ones."

  • August 15, 2018

    75 Catholic priests and scholars ask Francis to backtrack on death penalty

    The pope’s revision to the Catechism calls capital punishment "inadmissible."