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Spokane bishop says church’s abuse-prevention policy is sound

The Spokane bishop who heads the child protection committee for U.S. Roman Catholic bishops insisted today that no significant changes were needed in the church’s abuse prevention policy despite recent …


Catholic religious order files for bankruptcy

SEATTLE (AP) — The Christian Brothers, a Catholic religious order that runs schools in Seattle and across the country, has filed for bankruptcy. It is the second Catholic order in …


Former Post Falls priest stripped of duties

A Roman Catholic priest from Idaho who was accused of sexually abusing a minor in the 1980s has been sanctioned and can no longer serve as a priest .


Conniving alleged at Mount St. Michael convent

Accusations of stolen cash and silver, forged business records and slander have been hurled between two groups of nuns. The episode has resulted in a police investigation at the request …


Illinois bishop to be Seattle’s archbishop

The Vatican today named a new archbishop to lead Western Washington Catholics, Bishop J. Peter Sartain of Joliet, Ill.


Post Falls priest placed on leave

The Catholic Church has placed a Post Falls priest on administrative leave after an allegation of sexual misconduct with a man younger than 18 dating back to 1981 in Idaho …


Suit claims Vatican knew of abuse in ’95

MILWAUKEE – A neatly typed letter dated March 5, 1995, is addressed to the No. 2 man at the Vatican and recounts the story of a priest who preyed on …


Tearful pope promises action

VALLETTA, Malta – With tears in his eyes, Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday made his most personal gesture yet to respond to the clerical sex abuse scandal, telling victims the …


Vatican tells bishops to follow law on abuse

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican on Monday responded to allegations it long concealed clerical sex abuse by making it clear for the first time that bishops and clerics worldwide should …


Vatican to bishops: follow law, report sex abuse

The Vatican on Monday made clear for the first time that bishops and other church officials should report clerical sex abuse to police if required by law. But the policy …


Lawyers divided on pope’s immunity

LONDON – Protests are growing against Pope Benedict XVI’s planned trip to Britain, where some lawyers question whether the Vatican’s implicit statehood status should shield the pope from prosecution over …


Sermons decry abuse journalism

VATICAN CITY – Cardinals across Europe used their Holy Thursday sermons to defend Pope Benedict XVI from accusations he played a role in covering up sex abuse scandals, and an …


Vatican preparing defense against being sued in U.S.

VATICAN CITY – Dragged deeper and deeper into the clerical sex abuse scandal, the Vatican is launching a legal defense that it hopes will shield the pope from a lawsuit …


Dublin bishops hid priests’ child abuse

DUBLIN, Ireland – Roman Catholic Church leaders in Dublin spent decades sheltering child-abusing priests from the law and most fellow clerics turned a blind eye, an investigation ordered by Ireland’s …


Alaska diocese agrees to $10M abuse settlement

The Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks and representatives of almost 300 alleged victims of clergy abuse have agreed on a settlement of almost $10 million.


Catholic Church opens door to disillusioned Anglicans

WASHINGTON – In a remarkable bid to attract disillusioned members of the Anglican Communion, the Vatican announced Tuesday that it would establish a special arrangement that will allow Anglicans to …


One of two plaintiffs in archdiocese abuse case settles

SEATTLE – One of two men suing the Seattle Roman Catholic Archdiocese over sexual abuse by a priest has agreed to a mid-trial settlement. The other plaintiff continued to press …


Putting abusive priests in parishes was wrong, pastor says

The pastor at St. James Cathedral resumed the witness stand Thursday in the trial against the Seattle Archdiocese, acknowledging that years ago, the archdiocese put known child molesters back in …


In brief: Former priest headed to prison

A former Los Angeles priest at the center of Cardinal Roger Mahony’s unsuccessful attempts to keep archdiocese personnel files from county prosecutors was sentenced Friday to three years in prison …


Settlement reached in Seattle orphanage abuse

SEATTLE – The Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle and a New York-based Catholic order have agreed to pay $14.2 million to two dozen men who were sexually abused at an orphanage …


Pope’s plea: Help children in distress

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Christmas Midnight Mass early today by sending out an appeal for children who are abused, forced to live on the street or serve …


Yakima Bishop Now Cardinal Vatican Ceremony Salutes Rise Of The Former Small-Town Cleric

Archbishop of Chicago Francis Eugene George, 61, formerly Bishop of Yakima, arrives in Rome Friday. Photo by Associated Press


Vatican Names Bishop For Yakima Diocese

Pope John Paul II on Tuesday named Monsignor Carlos Arthur Sevilla as bishop of the diocese in Yakima. Sevilla, 61, was most recently vicar general of the archdiocese of San …


Ex-Slave Closer To Becoming Saint

The Vatican took another step this week toward declaring a Haitian-born slave the United States’ first black saint. The Vatican body which studies candidates for sainthood issued a decree recognizing …


Pope Surprises Feminists, Urges Women’s Rights

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Vatican Condemns Scholarly Book About Clerical Indiscretions But ‘Saints And Sinners’ Sells Like Hotcakes, Nevertheless

A scholarly book on clerical crime, including murder, witchcraft and sex, has outraged the Vatican - even though the sins are five centuries old. The Vatican press office recently declared …