A priest accused of raping a woman more than 30 years ago will stand trial next year. The Rev John Anthony Clohosey did not appear…View More Priest to stand trial accused of raping woman more than 30 years ago
An Italian priest who gave a respirator to a younger coronavirus patient he did not know has died of the disease. Father Giuseppe Berardelli, 72,…View More Priest who gave respirator to young patient dies
ROME — The Vatican on Tuesday abolished the high level of secrecy it had applied to sexual abuse accusations against clerics, ending a policy that…View More Pope Francis Abolishes Secrecy Policy in Sexual Abuse Cases
In mid-October, while the Catholic Church’s internal debates were reaching another crescendo at a synod for the Amazon region held in Rome, I sat down…View More Opinion | Cardinal Burke: ‘I’m Called the Enemy of the Pope, Which I Am Not’
ROME — The Vatican’s extraordinary three-week meeting of bishops from the Amazon region, which ends this weekend, has generated intense debate within the church over…View More Vatican Meeting Puts Women on the Agenda, But Will Change Follow?
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