Clergy Abuse Survivors Meet With Catholic Leaders Ahead Of Key Vatican SummitJuan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean abuse survivor who helped organize the encounter, said it was attended by four members of the organizing committee for the Meeting of the Protection of Minors, including Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta and the Rev. Hans Zollner, a German Jesuit who is president of the Center for the Protection of Minors at the Pontifical Gregorian University.
Cupich Hopes Vatican Summit On Sex Abuse Crisis Will Be A 'Turning Point'Cardinal Blase Cupich will join nearly 200 Catholic leaders from around the world at the Vatican later this week, for a four-day summit on the church’s sexual abuse scandal.
Retired Priest, Former Superintendent Of Maryville Academy Accused Of Sexual AbuseFather John Smyth has been accused of sexually abusing minors from 2002 to 2003 while he was superintendent at Maryville Academy.
Chicago Priest Accused Of Sexual Abuse While At Midlothian ParishFather Patrick Lee has been accused of sexually abusing a minor in 1979 while he was assigned to St. Christopher Parish in Midlothian.
Big Jump In U.S. Catholic Dioceses Naming NamesU.S. bishops are holding a retreat outside Chicago for "prayer and reflection" upon the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.
Catholic Bishops From Across U.S. Gather In Mundelein To Pray About Sex Abuse CrisisCatholic bishops from across the United States have gathered in Munelein for a weeklong retreat on the clergy sex abuse crisis, but the bishops won't actually be talking about it.
300 Catholic Bishops To Gather For Conference In MundeleinThe Archdiocese of Chicago says a recent state attorney general's report about priest sex abuse in Illinois will not be discussed.
Illinois Priest Accused Of Child Sex Abuse Has Gone MissingA church official says Rev. Richard McGrath, who is under criminal investigation for sexual abuse, has gone "absent without leave" from his Augustinian order.
Catholic Bishops Won't Discuss Sexual Abuse At Upcoming Spiritual RetreatCardinal Blase Cupich is hosting 300 bishops at a spiritual retreat at Mundelein Seminary Jan. 2-8.
Bishops Won't Discuss Clergy Abuse Report At RetreatA spokeswoman for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan calls it "disappointing and absurd" not to discuss the findings at the gathering.
Illinois Attorney General Report Finds 500 More Catholic Clergy Accused Of AbuseIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday issued a report about clergy sexual abuse, saying that Catholic dioceses in Illinois received allegations by 500 more clergy than previously publicly identified.
Pope Picks Cupich For Committee On Catholic Sex Abuse CrisisEarlier this month the Vatican told the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay voting on any measures that would hold bishiops accountable for failing to protect children from sexual abuse.
Bishop Continues To Avoid Discussing Clergy Sexual Abuse AllegationsThe Attorney General promised a sweeping inquiry into the state's six diocese, and on Friday staff from the Attorney General's office was in Joliet looking at records.
Bishops Weigh Anti-Abuse Strategy After Delay Set By VaticanBishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, said that "we are not branch managers of the Vatican" and that "our people are crying out for some action."
Vatican Orders U.S. Bishops To Delay Taking Action On Sexual Abuse CrisisImmediately after DiNardo made the surprise announcement on Monday, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, one of the Pope's closest allies in the United States, said the bishops should still discuss the proposals, even if they are not voted on this week.