Holy Cross Order Releases List Of Accused Abusive PriestsU.S. dioceses and religious orders have named more than 1,000 predator priests and numerous prosecutors are investigating how church leaders handled those cases.
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.
Wicker Park Priest Charged With Sexual Abuse, BatteryA resident priest of a Wicker Park church has been charged with sexually assaulting two women, and attacking a 17-year-old girl.
Joliet Priest Accused Of Sex Abuse Moves Next To Catholic Charities OfficeFather James Nowak has faced a multitude of accusations of child sex abuse. In fact, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet paid out millions of dollars to eight men who claimed Nowak abused them.
Three Fort-Wayne, South Bend Priests Accused Of Sex Abuse Of Minors Had Ties To Northwest IndianaThe Diocese of Fort-Wayne-South Bend published a list of priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor, including three who once served in Northwest Indiana.
Joliet Diocese Agrees To $1.4 Million Settlement With Three Men Abused By Priest In 1980sThe three men who don't want to be identified say they were abused by Father Leonard Mateo of Joliet between 1980 and 1982. The boys were all under 11 years.
‘Disgusting’ Cover-Up: Decades-Old Pennsylvania Clergy Sex Abuse Case Re-OpenedCBS News has learned authorities in Pennsylvania have re-opened an investigation into a decades-old case in which sexual abuse claims were made against a Catholic priest.
Lisa Madigan Launches Hotline For Residents To Report Clergy AbuseAttorney General Lisa Madigan launched a hotline for Illinois residents to report allegations of sexual abuse by clergy members.
Pope Francis Silent On Archbishop's Call For Him To ResignPope Francis says he "will not say a single word" on a former archbishop's call for him to resign over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against a prominent cardinal in 2013.
Madigan To Question Catholic Church Leaders About Illinois 'Predator Priests' In Pa. Grand Jury Report"The Catholic Church has a moral obligation to provide its parishioners and the public a complete and accurate accounting of all sexually inappropriate behavior involving priests in Illinois," Madigan’s office said in a statement Thursday night.
Pope Francis On Sex Abuse: 'We Showed No Care For The Little Ones'Pope Francis on Monday published a scathing letter condemning the cover-up of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
All Prosecutors Can Offer Most Pennsylvania Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Is Solace, DA SaysA district attorney is lamenting his office's inability to prosecute any sex abuse allegations against Catholic priests detailed in a Pennsylvania grand jury's report this week.
Cardinal Cupich Laments 'Catalogue Of Horrors' In Pennsylvania Priest Sex Abuse ScandalThe report, released Tuesday, outlines the accounts of more than 1,000 children abused over seven decades across six dioceses in Pennsylvania.
Vatican Condemns Sex Abuse Described In Pennsylvania Grand Jury ReportThe Vatican has condemned sexual abuse described in a Pennsylvania grand jury report and said Pope Francis is on the victims' side.
Archdiocese To Pay $2.3M Settlement To Alleged Mccormack VictimJohn C. Doe sued the Archdiocese in April 2014, claiming he was abused at a West Side parish on two occasions in 2005, when he was 12 years old, according to a statement from the victim’s attorney, Lyndsay Markley, announcing the settlement.