Examining the Crisis: Many media reports describe the setting up of the Vatican tribunal to examine abuse as a breakthrough. There is no breakthrough.
Catholic sex abuse cases
The former papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic will stand trial next month at the Vatican with possible "international legal cooperation."
Updated: U.S. Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis resigned this morning, along with his auxiliary, Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piché.
Bishops should require that all allegations of clergy sexual abuse be reviewed by diocesan review boards and make mandatory parish audits, Francesco Cesareo said.
Updated: The Ramsey County attorney brought six charges related to three victims of sexual abuse linked to former priest Curtis Wehmeyer.
Commentary: When you're told, "We've reported to law enforcement," insist on seeing proof. To church officials, the phrase "reported to authorities" can mean something very different.
Fr. Virgilio Elizondo has been accused of abusing a boy more than 30 years ago in a lawsuit filed against him, the San Antonio archdiocese and a former priest.
More than 55,000 people have signed a petition calling for Cardinal George Pell to return to Australia after allegations that he tried to bribe the victim of a pedophile priest.
For 700 consecutive Sundays, abuse survivors and their advocates have stood vigil outside Boston's cathedral.
Distinctly Catholic: The Vatican published the statutes for the Commission for the Protection of Minors, giving that body canonical and juridical status within the Roman Curia.