The next pope must be "very aware" of the need for vigilance in preventing clergy sex abuse, said Chicago's Cardinal Francis George.
Opinion: The cost was calculated in dollars, trust, respect and faith, but the cost must also include the loss of truth.
Revelations from a December 2012 finance report from Los Angeles have kept focus on how the archdiocese plans to fund the largest abuse settlement in U.S. history.
Some of the sexual abuse survivors who filed claims against the Milwaukee archdiocese in bankruptcy court will go to trial as test cases to determine who might be eligible for damages.
A recent United Nations committee report says the United States fails to pursue and prosecute clergy guilty of child sex abuse.
New documents tell the story of a widow who gave everything to the Legion and how the group's cover-up is part of something bigger.
The niece of Gabrielle Mee said she recognized the Legion's cult-like signs from her own time in a small religious group.
The banker who played a role in Gabrielle Mee's life said Mee still would have donated even if she had been told about the sex abuse allegations against the group's founder.
For Gabrielle Mee, the Legion of Christ was a group of men uncommonly focused on serving God's people, and she wanted to do all she could to support them.
These documents are expected to shed new light on a scandal Benedict inherited from Pope John Paul II, a supporter of Maciel even after the allegations against him were filed.