More on Abusive Priests

Embattled Archbishop John Myers lashes out at media, critics

NEWARK, N.J. — In a sharply worded offensive, Newark Archbishop John J. Myers lashed out at the media and his … Continued

International Criminal Court dismisses abuse claims against the Vatican

VATICAN CITY — A campaign to hold former Pope Benedict XVI responsible for crimes against humanity floundered on Thursday (June … Continued

Abuse watchdogs say bishops’ ‘failings’ hurt their credibility

Even as an annual review this week gave Catholic bishops high marks on sex abuse prevention policies, officials with the … Continued

Pope Francis: Church must act decisively on sex abuse

Pope Francis has called for strong, specific worldwide measures for the Roman Catholic Church to act “with determination” against the … 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

Controversy over Cardinal Mahony’s conclave vote reaches Vatican

VATICAN CITY — The controversy over Cardinal Roger Mahony’s vote in the conclave that will elect a new pope has … Continued

Catholic bishop tries to explain how a priest ended up in’self-bondage’

After all three Masses on the weekend of Jan. 19-20, parishioners of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Springfield, Ill., were … 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

My top 10 picks for 2012

Here are my picks for the top 10 religion stories of 2012: 1. Islam dominated the year, with power struggles … Continued