Archbishop Mark Coleridge's statement to a Royal Commission about the mishandling of child sexual abuse could be the strongest a serving Australian bishop has made.
The Royal Commission has been granted permission to look into any private, public or nongovernmental organization that is involved or has been involved with children.
The archdiocese of Omaha has found two archdiocesan priests -- in separate cases -- guilty of sexual abuse of a minor, dismissing one from the priesthood.
The Vatican recently called for a broad-based world-wide parish-level input in preparation for the bishops meeting next year on pastoral challenges to the family.
The group Catholic Whisteblowers proposed three American clergy sex abuse activists to be appointed to advise Pope Francis on clergy abuse.
Following through on a vow made a month ago, the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese released Thursday the names of 30 former priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of minors.
The religious order tainted by its founder's history of sex abuse reveals allegations of abuse against former novice master and releases actions it has taken to deal with the crisis.
Pope Francis ordered the creation of a commission tasked with advising him on safeguarding children from abuse and working pastorally with abuse victims.
Archbishop John Nienstedt acknowledged a need for transparency, for greater communication and "to be more of a shepherd" than administrator.
Local prosecutors allege the archdiocese "did not nor would ever obtain" themselves Fr. Michael Fugee's removal from the priesthood.