Sexual Abuse

Just before the announcement was made, the pope met with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and discussed the sexual abuse scandal affecting the Catholic Church in the country.
Michael J. O’Loughlin October 12, 2018
"Downstate" poses a number of uncomfortable questions, relevant and challenging both in light of the ongoing #MeToo movement and the church’s continued grappling with its sexual abuse scandal.
Gerard O’Connell October 12, 2018
“What is important now is...not concentrating on myself but helping this church to get to a new place.”
Gerard O’Connell October 12, 2018
In a two page-letter, Pope Francis made clear not only his personal esteem for the cardinal but also that he stands by him, and the reasons for this.
Michael J. O’Loughlin October 10, 2018
While Cardinal O’Malley is perhaps the highest-ranking church official charged with examining how the church handles allegations of sexual abuse, he does not have jurisdiction over other bishops and the commission he leads does not investigate specific claims.
Gerard O’Connell October 10, 2018
Initial reports from the synod on young people focus on sexual abuse, digital culture and creating a listening church.