Pope Francis Issues New Law Mandating Reporting Of Sex Abuse To Church, Not PoliceAbuse victims and their advocates said the law was a step forward, but not nearly enough.
New Jersey Catholic Church To Release Names Of Priests Accused Of Sexually Abusing ChildrenNew Jersey's attorney general launched a task force in September to investigate the clergy abuse scandal.
Philadelphia Archdiocese Creates Compensation Fund For Clergy Sex Abuse VictimsThe grand jury report identified 300 "predator priests" who allegedly molested more than 1,000 children in six Pennsylvania dioceses.
Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Clergy Sex Abuse Inside Pennsylvania Catholic ChurchThe subpoenas follow a state grand jury report in August that detailed hundreds of allegations of children being sexually abused by 300 "predator priests" in dioceses across Pennsylvania.
Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Donald Wuerl's Resignation Amid ScandalWith the resignation, Wuerl becomes the most prominent head to roll in the scandal roiling the Catholic Church after his predecessor as Washington archbishop, Theodore McCarrick, was forced to resign as cardinal over allegations he sexually abused at least two minors and adult seminarians.
Former Church Youth Leader Indicted On More Than 100 Crimes Against Children A former church youth leader has been indicted on more than 100 crimes against children.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro Hosts Roundtable Discussion On Clergy Sex Abuse Within Catholic ChurchPennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro hosts a roundtable discussion on clergy sex abuse within the Catholic Church.
8 Pennsylvania Catholic Dioceses Sued Over Disclosure Of Sex Abuse AllegationsThe lawsuit filed Monday in Pittsburgh comes a month after a statewide grand jury report detailed sexual abuse allegations against more than 300 priests over decades in six dioceses.
New Jersey To Investigate Alleged Clergy Sex Abuse In State's Roman Catholic DiocesesAttorney General Gurbir Grewal said Thursday that he is establishing a task force to be headed by a former county prosecutor.
CBS News: Pennsylvania Reopens Investigation Into Decades-Old Sex Abuse Claims Against Catholic PriestThis comes as Pope Francis faces a call to resign over a claim he knew about alleged sex abuse by a former American cardinal and allowed him to serve unpunished.
Pope Francis Expresses 'Pain And Shame' Over Catholic Church Sexual Abuse ScandalIn a speech Saturday, Pope Francis expressed “pain and shame” over the sexual abuse of children by catholic priests.
'Profound Remorse': Church Holds Mass Of Forgiveness In Wake Of Grand Jury ReportThe report revealed at least 1,000 children were sexually abused by 300 priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses.
Report Reveals Allentown Church Officials Helped Priest Accused Of Child Sex Abuse Get Job At Disney WorldThe ex-priest, Edward Ganster, went on to work at Disney World for 18 years.
Pope Declares Death Penalty Inadmissible, Changing Church's StanceThe Church now teaches that "the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person" and states that it will "work with determination towards its abolition worldwide," the Vatican said.
Harrisburg Diocese Identifies Over 70 Priests, Others In Church Accused Of Child Sexual AbuseBishop Ron Gainer issued a public apology Wednesday for the abuse and said the church's bishops shared the blame, having responded inadequately to all the allegations.