Irish bishops have come in for sharp criticism after deciding they will not publish the results of the Vatican survey on the family.
Of the almost 200 Catholic dioceses in the United States, just over a third were given the opportunity to respond to the Vatican's questionnaire for the synod on the family.
The four men whose allegations of sexual misconduct against Scotland’s Cardinal Keith O'Brien forced the cardinal’s resignation, say local church authorities are stonewalling an investigation.
The Vatican is trying to reassure Catholics and the public that Pope Francis takes the clerical sex abuse crisis seriously.
NCR editors call on Pope Francis to meet victims of sexual abuse by priests and act to bring them healing.
The treasurers of the thousands of Catholic religious orders around the world have been asked to come to Rome this weekend to discuss financial assets.
NCR Today: The long, sad record of the mishandling of sexual abuse cases in the Catholic church speak for themselves.
We say: The U.N. report may have been flawed, but in the essential matters of the clergy sex abuse crisis, the report was simply naming the truth.
Commentary: One way to stop people from doing wrong is to punish them for doing wrong. It's an approach that St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic officials might consider.
The apostolic nuncio to the U.S. wrote to Kansas City Catholics to say he received and forwarded their request for action to the Vatican.