The Legion of Christ drew $2.19 million last year from a $28 million charitable trust that it controls thanks to Gabrielle Mee, a widow who spent her final years in the order's lay wing.
Mexican police arrested a biological son of the late Legion of Christ founder Fr. Marcial Maciel on Monday on charges of attempted extortion against the Legion.
The Knights of Columbus have given more than $6 million toward opposing same-sex marriage, says a study commissioned by Catholic groups.
The Washington diocese seeks more than $12 million in repayment of legal fees from a law firm the diocese says used malpractice in its dealings.
In a open letter published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune about Minnesota's Nov. 6 vote on marriage equality , Herbert W. Chilstrom, the former presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, challenges St. Paul Minneapolis Catholic Archbishop John Nienstadt on political grounds:
Bishop Brian J. Dunn said the crisis has led to "distrust of teachings and values," which is essential for Catholics.
Lawyers defending a Missouri Catholic priest accused of sexual abuse have requested that the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests be held in contempt for allegedly not fulfilling a court order to turn over a range of internal documents and correspondence.
SNAP, the leading advocacy group for clergy sex abuse victims, replied to the request Monday afternoon, claiming it has "attempted in good faith" to comply with the order.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A national advocacy group for survivors of childhood sexual abuse has called for the resignation of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., Bishop Robert Finn, who was convicted Sept. 6 of failing to report suspected child abuse.
About 15 people joined the leaders of the National Survivor Advocates Coalition on Sunday in a public square three blocks from the diocesan cathedral for a demonstration calling for Finn's resignation.
BOSTON – Some 450 members of Voice of the Faithful gathered in Boston yesterday (Sept. 14) to mark their 10th anniversary with a conference that featured new calls for deep structural reforms in the church, including lay input on the selection of bishops and ordination of women at least to the diaconate, if not to the priesthood and episcopacy as well.
A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the scandal-ridden Legionaries of Christ that had alleged the religious order defrauded a wealthy widow out of millions of dollars. Yet the judge’s 39-page ruling details dubious fundraising tactics of Legionaries priests and seemingly opens a door for appeal.