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At audience, pope renews commitment to fight abuse

After the Vatican released its extensive report on Theodore E. McCarrick, Pope Francis renewed the Catholic Church's pledge to uproot the scourge of sexual abuse.

USCCB president apologizes to clergy abuse victims as report is released

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said the McCarrick Report findings mark "another tragic chapter in the church's long struggle to confront the crimes of sexual abuse by clergy."

Child Abuse Prevention Month

With churches effectively closed through April, the potential for abuse this month is greater within the domestic church, the home.

Bishop’s book on sexual abuse crisis more about scandal than healing

The title of Bishop Robert E. Barron’s “Letter to a Suffering Church” led me — as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse — to hope for a book like Fr. Thomas Berg’s excellent 2017 work “Hurting in the Church.”

Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

SYDNEY (CNS) — Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sexual abuse offenses, has lodged an application with Australia’s High Court to appeal his guilty verdict.

Retired pope responds to criticism of his reflection on abuse crisis

FREIBURG, Germany (CNS) — Responding to criticism of notes he published about the roots of the clerical sexual abuse crisis, retired Pope Benedict XVI said the fact that the critiques barely mentioned God proved his point.

In letter, pope encourages priests dejected by abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis acknowledged the shame and frustration felt by priests who are discouraged by the actions of fellow clergy members who betrayed the trust of their flock through sexual abuse and abuse of conscience and power.

Diocese responds law firm’s to planned press conference on clergy sex abuse

The Diocese of Phoenix released a statement upon hearing of a scheduled press conference being held in Downtown Phoenix today where a law firm known for litigating clergy sexual abuse cases around the country will announce the names, histories and photographs of 109 clerics accused of child sexual abuse in the diocese.

In new Knights’ video, parents share story of son’s abuse by family friend

In the 30-minute video, a Catholic mom and a dad who is a Knight talk about how they learned that a trusted family friend sexually abused their son when he was 10.

Protocol approved on restrictions on bishops facing claim of abuse

It would enable bishops to apply restrictions in the life and ministry of retired bishops accused of sexual abuse or who failed to take necessary measures to prevent abuse.