More on Abuse Cases

Benedict XVI emerges to defend his record on sexual abuse

ROME — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, responding to a noted atheist mathematician and philosopher who had criticized his handling of … Continued

When the new pope meets the old pope: Awkward?

Now that the cardinals have elected and installed their new boss, Pope Francis can get to work being the Roman … Continued

Catholic Church still plagued by cardinal sin

View Photo Gallery: Cardinals from around the world gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave … Continued

U.N. faults U.S. for failure to prosecute abusive clerics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is failing to pursue and prosecute clergy guilty of child sexual abuse, according to a recent … Continued

New Vatican sex abuse prosecutor praises media

VATICAN CITY — In his first public appearance since arriving in Rome, the new Vatican prosecutor for sexual abuse cases … Continued

Four priests, four friends: Bishops witness historic changes in Catholic life

Whether by accident, serendipity or divine design, four future heavyweights of American Catholicism found themselves in the Class of 1962 … Continued

Orthodox rabbis laud conviction of Hasidic man on sexual abuse charges

The world’s largest group of Orthodox rabbis is lauding the process that led to the conviction of a Hasidic Jewish … Continued

Monsignor William Lynn convicted in landmark Catholic sex abuse case

A Philadelphia priest was convicted Friday (June 22) of one count of child endangerment, becoming the first cleric in the … Continued

Philadelphia trial revives Catholic Church sex abuse scandal

Ten years ago, the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal dominated the headlines with horrific stories of priests preying on vulnerable … Continued

Analysis: Bishops’ accountability still missing from abuse scandal

As the nation’s Catholic bishops mark 10 years since they adopted sweeping reforms to address the sexual abuse of children … Continued