The dismissal means SNAP and its executive director, David Clohessy, will not be held in contempt of court while lawyers wait on the verdict of an appeal.
NCR and three other media organizations filed a lawsuit Tuesday to unseal court documents in the case of the Legion of Christ's control of a widow's estate.
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.