"How much more damaging is the actual truth compared to what we are dreaming now?" retired Fr. James Connell asks during Milwaukee Press Club speech.
"All the stones need to be turned over," an Ohio federal district judge said. "We need to get this stuff out in the open and deal with it."
The Milwaukee case could be appealed because of the judge's familial ties to the cemeteries in question.
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.