Australian survivors of clerical sexual abuse have been complaining for years about their dissatisfaction with Towards Healing, the Catholic church's national protocol for responding to abuse.
Child sexual abuse
This week’s court decision that freed a senior cleric in Philadelphia who had been jailed for shielding an abusive priest was a symbolic setback for victims’ advocates.
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 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 diocese of Gallup, N.M., has formally started the process of bankruptcy, citing the costs incurred by a growing number of sex-abuse claims.