Sexual Abuse

Wilton Gregory in 2012 (CNS photo/ Michael Alexander, Georgia Bulletin)
Faith News
Michael O'LoughlinApril 11, 2017
“It is the ugly face of clericalism that unfortunately still has too much influence in our church,” Archbishop Gregory said.
Pope Francis speaks at a conference organized by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican on Nov. 24. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout) 
Faith News
The promotion of Monsignor John Kennedy to head of the discipline section of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith was the second abuse-related appointment in recent days.
In this November, 2014 file photo, Archbishop Anthony Apuron stands in front of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam. (AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo, File)
Faith News
The battle on the tiny tropical U.S. territory pits the Neocatechumenal Way lay group against critics on a majority Catholic island that was colonized by Spanish missionaries in the 17th century.
Francis Sullivan and Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley attend a seminar on safeguarding children at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome March 23 (CNS photo/Paul Haring).
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellMarch 31, 2017
“Church leaders in Australia took a long time to sit down with victims. Some still don’t.”
Hanna Suchocka and Dr. Catherine Bonnet, both members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, talk during a seminar on safeguarding children at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome on March 23. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society News
Among the main concerns addressed by the commission was outreach out to victims, an issue first raised by Collins shortly after she resigned from her position.
U.S. Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, is pictured during a seminar on safeguarding children at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome March 23. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellMarch 23, 2017
“If the church is not committed to child protection, our efforts at evangelization will be to no effect.”