By Olivia Paschal
BALTIMORE—This week’s fall assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops was supposed to be the first high-profile occasion for the Church’s top leaders to take steps toward rebuilding public trust after a series of revelations this summer in the ongoing sex-abuse crisis. The assembly was slated to vote this week on a series of reforms to address the crisis, but its plans were quickly upended by the Vatican, throwing the reforms’ future into doubt.
A man says his relative's allegations of clergy sex abuse by a priest in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh are being kept under wraps; KDKA's Andy Sheehan reports.
Tennessee or federal authorities should investigate allegations of Catholic "pedophile priests" in the state, a leader of a survivors organization said Friday.
By Michelle Boorstein, Marisa Lati and Peter Hermann, November 8, 2018, The Washington Post
A teenage girl who alleges a priest from a large Northwest Washington parish sexually abused her in 2015 when she was 13 told police it occurred in an office at the church rectory following a cookout, according to a court document filed Thursday.
The document, an application for an arrest warrant, also says that police interviewed two other people who were in their teens when they say they were sexually abused in 2015 and 2016 by the same priest. One incident occurred during confession, police said in the warrant.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville has published the names of 13 former priests accused of sexually abusing minors. The ex-clergy listed served as priests from the 1940s to the 1990s and held positions at Catholic parishes, schools and youth programs across the state.
A Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer examination found that more than 130 US bishops have been accused of failing to adequately respond to sexual misconduct.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Survivors of sexual assault were recognized Saturday in Center City for the first ever All Survivors Day.
"I am the first known victim of Olympic team Doctor Larry Nassar,” said Philadelphia native Sarah Klein.
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese has hidden for decades a priest's admission that he sexually abused dozens of Iowa boys, a silence that may have put other children in danger, The Associated Press has learned. The Rev. Jerome Coyle, 85, was stripped of his parish assignments in the 1980s but has never been defrocked or publicly identified by the church as a pedophile, even though the Diocese of Sioux City has been aware of his conduct for 32 years.