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.
Pope On Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Report: 'We Abandoned The Little Ones'Pope Francis has acknowledged "with shame and repentance" the Catholic Church's failure to act over sexual abuse by clerics against minors going back decades, writing "we showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them."
'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.
Grand Jury Report Identifies 300 'Predator Priests' Who Allegedly Molested More Than 1,000 Children In 6 Pennsylvania DiocesesIt also accuses church leaders of taking steps to cover up the abuse.
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.
Pope Francis Open To Expanding Women's Role In The ChurchPope Francis appears to be opening a door to a greater role for women in the Catholic Church, agreeing to study re-constituting a clerical office held by both men and women in the early Church.
Montco Priest Can Forgive Sins Once Reserved For Only The PopeIt's part of the Pope's Year of Mercy in the Church. Msgr. George Majoros is the parochial vicar at Sacred Heart in Bridgeport.