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World Dec 28Vatican hears testimony from man who alleges ex-Cardinal McCarrick abused him
James Grein, who testified Thursday in New York, says ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused him for years starting when he was 11.
World Dec 27Pope Francis’ early blind spot on sex abuse threatens legacy
It has been a wretched year for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic hierarchy into a credibility crisis not seen in modern times.
World Dec 24Pope Francis leads Christmas Eve Mass at Vatican
"An insatiable greed marks all human history, even today, when paradoxically a few dine luxuriantly while all too many go without the daily bread needed to survive," Francis said.
World Dec 21Pope Francis says Catholic Church will ‘never again’ conceal clergy sex abuse
Francis dedicated his annual Christmas speech to Vatican bureaucrats to abuse, evidence that a year of devastating revelations of sexual misconduct and cover-up around the globe has shaken his papacy and caused a crisis of confidence in the Catholic hierarchy.
Nation Dec 19LA bishop resigns 13 years after diocese learned of misconduct allegation
The Vatican announced the resignation in a one-line statement. It was the latest in a string of misconduct allegations against bishops to come to light this year.
World Dec 18Church credibility at risk over sex abuse, Vatican committee says
The Vatican on Tuesday released the first details of Pope Francis' upcoming high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit, making clear that bishops attending the gathering must reach out to victims before they get to Rome and that accountability is very much…
World Dec 07Vatican investigating reports of Chilean priests abusing nuns
The scandal at the Institute of the Good Samaritan was revealed publicly in an investigative report by Chilean national television earlier this year at the height of outrage over how Chilean Catholic hierarchy covered up decades of sexual abuse of…
Nation Oct 12Pope accepts Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s resignation amid sex abuse scandal
Pope Francis appeared to accept Wuerl's resignation reluctantly and asked him to stay on in a temporary capacity until a new archbishop is found.
Politics Oct 07‘Tremendous victory’: Trump celebrates Kavanaugh win
President Donald Trump at a Kansas rally celebrated the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
World Oct 06Pope authorizes study of Vatican archives into McCarrick scandal
Pope Francis has authorized a "thorough study" of Vatican archives into how a prominent American cardinal advanced through church ranks despite allegations that he slept with seminarians and young priests.