Recent reports had Fr. Michael Fugee attending youth retreats and trips, seemingly violations to a court agreement barring him from contact with children.
Calls have come for the resignation of Newark, N.J., Archbishop John J. Myers after a late-April investigative story revealed an archdiocesan priest had violated the terms of a court-ordered agreement to stay away from children.
Advocates for victims of childhood sexual abuse said "there has to be justice" when it comes to dealing with priests convicted of sex abuse.
We say: Years of elaborate deceptions by Catholic leaders are hardly avenged if the response is more cunning deception by civil society.
Analysis: One man's word put four men in prison. But stories conflict, and there's no real evidence to support his claims.
We say: Pope Francis must hold bishops liable for their actions (and inactions) when it comes to the child sex abuse scandal.
The head of the Catholic church's child safeguarding watchdog said he is encouraged by the latest audits of the handling of abuse allegations by dioceses and a religious congregation.
Ian Elliott, head of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, said the seven audits, published Wednesday, show "clear evidence of steady progress in developing robust safeguarding structures" in the church.
The cardinal represented "a pattern of conduct of circling the wagons" to protect clerics and bishops, said Justice Anne Burke.
Opinion: As Francis embarks on a papacy rooted in Gospel values, a cloud of unresolved and inadequately addressed ecclesiastical cover-up envelops the Vatican.
Several patients and former employees testified about the squalid conditions they saw at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's abortion clinic. Prosecutors seek the death penalty.