• Vanier admirers ‘reeling’ from recent revelations of sexual abuse

    Credit: CNS photo/courtesy Jean Vanier Association ROME - Following revelations that Jean Vanier, famous for his work with those who have intellectual disabilities, had sexually abused six women, a woman who works in the field and appreciated Vanier’s contributions has said she is shocked,... Read more
  • Jean Vanier and Total Depravity

    The news broke this morning the Jean Vanier, the founder of the L’Arche communities for the disabled, was guilty of manipulative sexual abuse of at least six women over the years. The disappointment and shock is reverberating around the Catholic world because he was considered, along with... Read more
  • Clergy Abuse Survivors Mark Summit Anniversary With Protest at Vatican

    Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images VATICAN CITY — A group of clerical abuse survivors gathered in Rome on Feb. 21, one year after the Vatican summit of bishops on clerical sex abuse, to accuse Pope Francis of knowing about the abuse of Argentine deaf children by an Italian priest but not... Read more
  • A report finds L’Arche founder sexually abused 6 women

    An internal report reveals that L’Arche founder Jean Vanier, a respected Canadian religious figure whose charity work helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled in multiple countries over half a century, sexually abused at least six women. Vanier died last year in Paris at... Read more
  • On summit anniversary, what we still don’t know about clerical abuse

    ROME - Today marks the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’s historic summit on the clerical sexual abuse crisis in February 2019, which brought together presidents of the world’s bishops’ conferences to promote a global culture of transparency and accountability. Coincidentally,... Read more
  • Saint Peter Damian’s Love of the Cross & the Eucharist

    Tomorrow, February 21st, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Peter Damian who is a Doctor of the Church. He was a monk, reformer, and fearless teacher of the Faith. He executed the reforms of popes and was an instrumental figure in the life of the Church in the 11th Century. He gave up a... Read more
  • “Celibacy is not the absence of passion”: Fulton Sheen on celibacy and the priesthood

    Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen could not recall a time in his life when he did not want to be a priest. At his First Communion, he prayed that one day he would be ordained to the priesthood. That day came in September 1919, when the 24-year-old son of Newton and Delia Sheen was ordained a... Read more
  • Court evidence suggests abuse cover-up by high ranking Legionaries of Christ

    Milan, Italy, Feb 18, 2020 / 12:01 am (CNA).- Evidence to be presented in an upcoming criminal trial suggests an elaborate cover-up of sexual abuse allegations against a former priest of the Legionaries of Christ whom an Italian court has convicted of sexual abuse of a minor. The case,... Read more
  • Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy. Hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits are now on hold

    The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, according to a court document filed in Delaware bankruptcy court early Tuesday.The youth organization, which celebrated its 110th anniversary February 8, listed liabilities of between $100 million and $500 million and estimated assets of... Read more
  • McCarrick was a ‘devourer of souls,’ former priest secretary tells parish

     A priest who was the personal secretary of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick said he is sickened by manipulative fundraising tactics employed while McCarrick was Archbishop of Washington. The priest called McCarrick a “manipulator” and a “devourer of souls.” “For a portion... Read more