Joliet Diocese Releases Personnel Files On Priest Abusers The Diocese of Joliet has lifted a protective order on personnel files of 15 priests as part of a settlement in a sexual abuse case announced Tuesday.
Is 'Zero Tolerance' Charter On Priest Sex Abuse Working, 10 Years Later?Ten years ago in Dallas, American Catholic bishops responded to an exploding priest sex abuse scandal with a “zero tolerance” charter. Now, there are some that see the charter as a success, and some who do not.
SNAP President: New Vatican Guidelines Not Likely To Stop Priest Sex AbuseThe 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.
Church's Sex Abuse Reforms Denounced As 'Minor'The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests is denouncing plans by Roman Catholic bishops to update sex abuse guidelines, saying the update is nothing more than a public relations move.
Demonstrators To Protest At Holy Name For Women PriestsDemonstrators will be outside Holy Name Cathedral Tuesday afternoon, when priests of the Chicago Archdiocese celebrate mass in preparation for Holy Week.
Former Priest Living In Aurora Sued Over Alleged Abuse A priest from the Aurora-based Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, who had gained some celebrity as the chaplain for the Indianapolis 500, was quietly removed from the priesthood last December when allegations arose that he was a pedophile.
Milwaukee Archdiocese Files For BankruptcyThe Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee has directed its attorneys to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, saying that pending sexual-abuse lawsuits have left it with financial claims that exceed its means.