After eight weeks of graphic and sometimes sad testimony, public hearings have ended for the New South Wales special commission of inquiry into clerical abuse north of Sydney.
At the request of a man allegedly abused by a priest in 1965, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed his case claiming the Vatican was the priest's employer and could be liable for damages.
Jeffrey Lena, the counsel for the Holy See, said in a statement that the lawsuit "never should have been filed in the first place."
NCR Today: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has dismissed an appeal in a case that would have held the Vatican responsible for abuse.
An episcopal vicar in the archdiocese of Boston began a voluntary administrative leave Monday after he pleaded not guilty to paying for sex with an alleged female prostitute.
The bishop of Aberdeen, Scotland, has apologized for the abuse of children at two Catholic schools in Scotland over a 30-year period.
The $57 million transferred from the coffers of the Milwaukee archdiocese to a fund for cemeteries cannot be used in bankruptcy proceedings, a judge ruled Tuesday.
In an effort to shake its image as a secretive, scandal-ridden institute and improve its relationship with the media, the Vatican bank has launched its own website.
"It is an important part of transparency to launch a website," said Ernst von Freyberg, president of the Vatican bank.
The site for the bank -- formally known as the Institute for the Works of Religion -- went live Wednesday at ior.va.
We say: Doing unto others what we would have them do unto us requires both knowing ourselves well enough to really want to know what the other thinks and feels.
"The whole area of sexual abuse is so distasteful that I would have found it very unpalatable to dig further," Bishop Michael Malone told an inquiry into sex abuse.
A special commission examined allegations of the church hindering police investigations and moving priests in a region that has become the epicenter of clergy sex abuse on the continent.