Pope Francis ordered a Vatican tribunal to deal with bishops who failed to protect children in a move to fill what some have called a gap in the church’s fight against sex abuse by priests.
Priest sex abuse activists are speaking out on the Hastert case, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Grief at the passing of Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George should not completely overshadow sex abuse that occurred on his watch as archbishop, a frequent adversary said Friday.
The worldwide priest sex abuse scandal is the focus of a gathering of hundreds of Catholic bishops and priests in Rome this week. But the president of the Survivors’ Network of Those Abused by Priests calls it a PR maneuver.
A protest was planned Sunday morning at a Buddhist temple in the near southwest suburbs, where a former monk is accused in a civil suit of fathering the child of a 14-year-old girl.