A Texas archdiocese wants to become a foster care provider, but only if it can be excused from federal rules protecting against anti-LGBT discrimination.
By David Crary, Associated Press
A new national hotline to report sexual misconduct accusations against Catholic bishops in the U.S. could be operating by the end of February, three months ahead of the deadline set by Pope Francis.
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged South American bishops on Monday to speak “courageously” at a high-profile meeting on the Amazon, where the shortage of priests is so acute that the Vatican is considering ordaining married men and…
By Morgan Lee, Mary Hudetz, Associated Press
A former Roman Catholic priest who fled the country decades ago was sentenced Friday in New Mexico to 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans' cemetery and military…
By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
A unanimous jury in December found Pope Francis' former finance minister guilty of molesting two 13-year-old choirboys in Melbourne's St. Patrick's Cathedral more than two decades ago.
By David Klepper, Associated Press
A flurry of sex abuse lawsuits were filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases that had been blocked by an old statute of limitations.
In our news wrap Thursday, more than 200 people in Guam are suing the U.S. territory’s Catholic diocese for sexual abuse dating back to the 1950s. The island’s former archbishop was convicted of sex abuse and cover-up in 2016 but…
By Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press
Former students at an institute for the deaf say Rev. Nicola Corradi was the force behind years of "indescribable" torment through alleged sexual abuse. Two others are also on trial.
By Giada Zampano, Associated Press
Francis received Putin on Thursday in an hour-long audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace.
By Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press
Based on files dating back to 1950, the list of 50 names posted on the diocese website includes 19 priests and deacons who are still alive. Nearly all have been removed from ministry.
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