A French pedophile ex-priest has contradicted the cardinal convicted for covering-up his abuse, saying he confessed his crimes to the red hat years before the prelate claimed.
The Polish Bishops’ President covered up for and re-employed a pedophile suspended from the priesthood.
Pope Francis recently removed one of the barriers facing sex abuse victims looking for justice – the “Rule of Pontifical Secrecy.”
An Irish priest has weighed into the celibacy debate, saying that “married priests should be the most normal thing in the world”.
An Austrian cardinal has said that the Last Judgment will be about whether we have fed the hungry and clothed the naked, not about our sexual orientation.
A group of Irish laypeople and clerics is rallying around suspended Redemptorist priest Tony Flannery and calling for his reinstatement.
A theologian has accused a German bishop of “moral bankruptcy” for opposing reform after the clerical sex abuse crisis.
The Vatican newspaper has implored Pope Francis “to break the wall of inequality between women and men in the Church”.
An alleged case of sexual harassment is rocking a Swiss diocese, hurting an auxiliary bishop tapped for promotion to another diocese of his own.
A French historian has warned that the Catholic sex abuse crisis will remain irresolvable without a challenge to Church sexism.
A Vatican guilty verdict against a pedophile priest is being blamed for a split in an eastern Slovenian parish.
A Central African Republic (CAR) bishop has claimed the Belgian Salesians “betrayed” and “deceived” the local Church in a cover-up of a pedophile priest active in the country.
Pope Francis scored an anti-abuse hat-trick December 17 with two “epochal” legal reforms and the removal of the assault-accused nuncio in Paris, Luigi Ventura.
Two documents are destined to make a lasting mark: Pope Francis has abolished the pontifical secret in the case of sexual violence and the abuse of minors committed by members of the clergy.
A German prelate has expressed a desire for the Church to establish new courts to deal with bishops who overstep their power and who are negligent in their ministry.
Lucetta Scaraffia, founder and former director of the Vatican magazine Donne Chiesa Mondo (“Women Church World”), has said that the unpaid or underpaid work of women is the only thing keeping the Church alive.
French religious are tackling head on the “lies, deception and usurpation” behind spiritual abuse, the deviant ‘divine’ guidance from Church leaders that they say can be just as damaging as clerical sexual aggressions.
The Pope has told French pilgrims in the Vatican – including sex abuse cover-up-convicted Cardinal Philippe Barbarin – not to look at the downtrodden with “a look from above with condescension, but the look of a brother and sister, that elevates”.