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The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., with nearly 15 million members. Now, it’s facing a reckoning over allegations of sex abuse and concealment revealed by a Houston Chronicle investigation. Judy Woodruff speaks to Rachael…
By Juliet Linderman, Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Associated Press
For decades, leaders of the Roman Catholic Church were largely left to police their own. But now, as American bishops gather for a conference to confront the reignited sex-abuse crisis this week, they're facing the most scrutiny ever from secular…
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
The document rejected the idea that people can choose or change their genders and insisted on the sexual "complementarity" of men and women to make babies.
By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
The most senior Catholic to be found guilty of child sex abuse will spend his 78th birthday in an Australian prison on Saturday as three judges consider whether to overturn his convictions on charges of molesting two choirboys in a…
Pell's lawyer argued for more than five hours that the five verdicts against Pell were "unsafe and unsatisfactory" and should be overturned.
Laura Pontikes, a 55-year-old construction executive in Texas, had been at a low point in her life when she sought spiritual counseling from Monsignor Frank Rossi, the longtime No. 2 official in the Galveston-Houston archdiocese Cardinal Daniel DiNardo heads. Instead,…
By David Crary, Associated Press
During the period from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, 1,385 adults came forward with 1,455 allegations of abuse.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
The Rev. Wilton D. Gregory was installed Tuesday as the seventh archbishop of Washington following a pair of high-profile sexual abuse cases that ensnared his two predecessors.
Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to church authorities, in a new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for…
By Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith canceled all Sunday services in the diocese based on the latest security reports.
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