NEW YORK (RNS) The Rev. Benedict Groeschel, a prominent author and speaker who is especially popular with conservative Catholics and bishops, has sparked outrage by saying that priests who sexually abuse children “on their first offense” should not go to jail. He added that in “a lot of cases” the child is “the seducer.” By David Gibson and Daniel Burke.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The disgraced Legion of Christ religious order needs to rethink its identity, according to the papal envoy in charge of the group's overhaul. By Alessandro Speciale.