ROME — Pope Francis and his push for openness — toward migrants, Muslims and gay people — may no longer have influence on a global…View More Pope Francis May Not Change the World. But He Is Reshaping the Church.
TORUN, Poland — From the martyrs of World War II to the heroes who led the fight against communist rule, priests in Poland have long…View More Mixing Politics and Piety, a Conservative Priest Seeks to Shape Poland’s Future
The Missouri attorney general will refer a dozen men who previously served as Roman Catholic clergy for potential criminal prosecution, his office announced on Friday…View More Missouri Attorney General Refers 12 Catholic Clergy for Prosecution
A former priest in Mississippi who has confessed to molesting a 13-year-old boy in the 1970s while on a mission trip in Ireland won’t be…View More Priest who admitted abusing boy in 1973 won’t be prosecuted
Pope Francis on Saturday replaced Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the embattled archbishop of Santiago, Chile, after he became embroiled in the country’s spiraling sex abuse and…View More Pope Replaces Chilean Cardinal Accused of Sexual Abuse Cover-Up
This photo provided by the Austin Police Department shows Gerold Langsch. The Rev. Langsch, of Austin, was arrested Thursday, March 14, 2019, and charged with…View More Texas Catholic priest arrested after allegedly molesting woman while giving her last rites
WARSAW — The Roman Catholic Church in Poland released long-awaited statistics on Thursday that shed light on the sexual abuse of children by priests over…View More Catholic Church in Poland Releases Study on Sexual Abuse by Priests
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. The U.S. and North Korea try to reach a deal for a second…View More Trump-Kim Meeting, Brexit, Pulwama: Your Wednesday Briefing
A series of scandals will be looming large in the eyes of church leaders and Vatican watchers alike when a highly anticipated conference on child…View More Gay Priests, Secret Rules and the Abuse of Nuns: Some of the Vatican Controversies as Bishops Meet
When Larry Antonsen decided to report a priest who sexually abused him during high school, he believed the Archdiocese of Chicago was the right place…View More Victims of Abuse by Religious Order Priests Say Their Claims Fall Through the Cracks
SAN DIEGO — When Antonio Aaron Bianco arrived for work at his Roman Catholic church office on a recent Monday morning, he was rattled to…View More He Was a Gay Man on Staff at a Catholic Parish. Then the Threats Began Coming In.
To the Editor: Re “Dioceses Across U.S. Are Releasing Lists of Priests Accused of Sex Abuse” (news article, Dec. 15): Let’s call it what it…View More Opinion | A Radical Response to Church Sex Abuse
Pope Francis had grim tidings for predatory priests, in this life and the next. “Hand yourself over to human justice, and prepare for divine justice,”…View More Opinion | Judgment for Predatory Priests, Here and in the Hereafter
ROME — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of an auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, the Vatican announced on Wednesday, after an investigation into an…View More Pope Ousts Los Angeles Bishop After Allegation of Misconduct with a Minor