The initiatives, announced Wednesday, include developing a code of conduct for bishops regarding sexual abuse and harassment, and establishing a confidential hotline — to be run by a third party — to receive complaints of sexual misconduct by bishops, and…
By David Crary, Associated Press
As the Vatican expresses "shame and sorrow" over a searing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children, a bishop who is named in the report is holding a Mass for the Forgiveness. The Harrisburg Diocese says…
By Associated Press
The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children. Pope Francis wants to eradicate "this tragic horror."…
By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
A nearly 900-page report last week includes dozens of testimonies provided by victims and reveals a pattern of systematic cover-ups by senior church officials.
By Joshua Barajas, Courtney Norris, Patty Gorena Morales
By Corinne Segal
A papal decree issued on Saturday says bishops who are negligent in sexual abuse cases may be removed from their office.
By Dominique Bonessi
Pope Francis opened a study into whether women can be deacons after being pressed by a global contingent of catholic women leaders.
By PBS NewsHour
In other news Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led a U.S. delegation to Mexico for talks on the escalating drug violence that killed two Americans in recent weeks and accusations of sexual abuse by Catholic leaders in the U.S.
A recent book shed light on Mother Teresa's struggles with her personal faith. Richard Rodriguez presents an essay on the religious icon and how she wrestled with her beliefs.
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