• Australian High Court allows Cardinal Pell to appeal sex abuse conviction

    The Australian High Court announced Tuesday that Cardinal George Pell has been granted leave to appeal an August decision by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to uphold his conviction for child sexual abuse. Pell’s appeal to the High Court in Canberra, Australia’s supreme court, was his... Read more
  • Decision imminent on fate of Cardinal Pell High Court appeal

    Australia’s High Court will announce on Wednesday whether it will hear Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of his conviction on sexual abuse charges. Two judges on the country’s highest court will announce whether the full court’s seven judges will hear their appeal, the Associated Press... Read more
  • Cardinal O’Malley: Pope Francis will publish Vatican McCarrick report ‘soon’

    The results of the Vatican’s investigation of Theodore McCarrick should be published by early 2020, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston told U.S. bishops on Monday. “The intention is to publish the Holy See’s response soon, if not before Christmas, soon in the new year,” Cardinal... Read more
  • McCarrick: Foundation ‘irresponsible’ to question controversial Vatican grant

    Washington D.C., Nov 6, 2019 / 03:40 pm (CNA).- Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick intervened to pressure members of the U.S. Papal Foundation to support a controversial grant request, intended to repay an illicit loan from APSA, the Vatican’s central bank. McCarrick met privately with the... Read more
  • Minnesota bishop kept admitted child abuser in ministry, did not investigate allegation of abuse

    Crookston, Minn., Nov 5, 2019 / 02:05 pm (CNA).- Depositions of Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner were released today, in which the bishop admits that he did not properly address an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor by a priest that an alleged victim brought to him in 2011. The depositions,... Read more
  • Buffalo diocese investigation ends, DiMarzio will send report to Vatican

    Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has completed his Apostolic Visitation of the Diocese of Buffalo. A statement released by DiMarzio’s own Diocese of Brooklyn on Thursday confirmed that the visitation had concluded and he will submit a report to the Holy See. The bishop offered no comment on his... Read more
  • ‘No one ever talked about McCarrick and the boys’

    A man claiming to be a former child victim of Theodore McCarrick has written an open essay in response to a recent interview given by the former cardinal. Writing under the name Nathan Doe, the man says that McCarrick sexually abused a series of minors during his years as a cleric. Media... Read more
  • Law gives child sex assault victims more time to file suits

    SACRAMENTO, California - California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them. The law signed... Read more
  • Brooklyn’s Bishop DiMarzio begins visitation of scandal-hit Buffalo diocese

    Buffalo, N.Y., Oct 10, 2019 / 01:20 pm (CNA).- Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has begun his apostolic visitation of the scandal-hit Diocese of Buffalo. A statement released by the Diocese of Brooklyn Thursday said that DiMarzio had traveled to the diocese of Bishop Richard Malone and... Read more
  • 10 Ways We Can Heal a Wounded Church

    Venerable Fulton J. Sheen once stated that the Church goes through a crisis about every 500 years. Presently the Church is traversing an exceedingly painful period. Scandals seem to be rocking the Church to its very foundation. Indeed, many, especially the vulnerable, are exiting the Church in... Read more