If true, D'Antonio said such an arrangement seems like "a spiritually destructive notion, where victims, their families, and
Francis, in a meeting with the Holy See's doctrinal chief, Archbishop Gerhard Mueller, had declared that combating sexual
From Salon's Natasha Lennard: The Vatican will meet to discuss the pope's successor in March. According to the Associated
Most of the priests that left were wanted for such serious accusations as alleged sexual abuse or assault charges, yet the
No matter how much some individuals would like to put the sexual abuse scandal behind them, they can no longer appeal to an obedient laity to ignore or downplay the crimes, according to new research.
By Tim Townsend St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS (RNS) The director of a leading victims' advocacy group refused to answer
By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican will use online education and other methods to help
I know that for many British Catholics, their faith makes them think of something warm and good and kind -- a beloved grandmother, or the gentler sayings of Jesus. That is not what Ratzinger stands for.
Each day from Good Friday to Easter Sunday offers the Church a profound spiritual message as it confronts the horrific effects of the crimes of clerical sexual abuse, which have convulsed the church, first in the United States, and now in Europe.
The Pope now has an urgent responsibility -- and an extraordinary opportunity. He must not only move beyond apologies to action, but could also use his influence to urge all religious institutions to address sexuality in healthier, more open and responsible ways.