The court said Monsignor William Lynn, convicted of mishandling reports of child sex crimes, didn’t get a fair trial because jurors heard too much about priests who molested children.
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(RNS) The Minnesota diocese said its share of an $8.1 million award granted by a jury last month — perhaps the largest ever to a single victim — gave it no choice but to become the 13th U.S. diocese to seek Chapter 11 protection.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The inquiry will consist of 12 different investigations, including whether the Church of England and Roman Catholic Church in England failed to protect children.
Jesus Delgado was the biographer and personal secretary of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was shot by a right-wing death squad while saying Mass in 1980.
(RNS) The film may draw more viewers eager to see Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton than folks outraged by a 2002 newspaper expose showing the Boston’s Catholic Church leaders covered up for predatory priests.
Aboard his return flight to Rome, Pope Francis said government officials have a moral right to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He also spoke sternly about clergy sex abuse.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) “For those who were abused by a member of the clergy, I am deeply sorry for the times when you or your family spoke out, to report the abuse, but you were not heard or believed,” the pope said.
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) The settlement will be filed as part of the church’s plan to restructure in U.S. Bankruptcy Court more than four years after the archdiocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
(RNS) Mennonites grapple with a paradox: One of the most influential shapers of the idea of Christian pacifism and nonviolence repeatedly committed acts of sexual violence.