A circuit judge has upheld an arbiter's decision that the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese pay $1.1 million for breach of terms of a 2008 settlement.
"The nuns have been much better at burying [abuse] than the bishops," Bob Hoatson said. "They could have a roundtable, a panel discussion, anything, but they won't."
Commentary: It's been 10 years since SNAP began prodding LCWR to take action on abuse by women religious. It's been a frustrating and fruitless decade.
The former Twin Cities chancellor said current canonical and civil processes are incapable of bringing about reparations for clergy sex abuse victims that Pope Francis requested.
Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano says Pope Benedict XVI vouched for a priest accused of sexual misconduct days before he became pope.
Pope Francis wasn’t at the annual Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests conference, but his name created a running subplot as the group reviewed its 25-year history.
Numerous speakers during the conference's first night ask, what is the strategic plan moving forward?
Today, as SNAP marks its 25th anniversary, its members can take satisfaction in seeing that its claims have been validated, and a few of its recommendations have been implemented.
One call from a former employee of the Twin Cities archdiocese sent Minnesota Public Radio down a long and complex trail into an ugly chapter of the abuse scandal.
The Catholic Coalition for Church Reform say they have identified seven nominees who have the ability to lead the archdiocese out of the current abuse scandal.