Sexual Abuse

Priests sit below the statue of St. Peter as Pope Francis celebrates Mass marking the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on June 29, 2018. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Catherine R. Osborne December 09, 2019
While there has been much discussion of clericalism and sexual abuse, writes Catherine R. Osborne, the ability of clergy to maintain a “harmonious relation to sexuality” is relatively unexamined territory.
Burnout has been a perennial problem for clergy of many faiths.
Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo in Rome on Nov. 12. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Malone and named Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany, N.Y., as Buffalo's apostolic administrator. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
John J. Hurley December 04, 2019
After the resignation of Bishop Malone, the path forward for the diocese of Buffalo looks long and arduous, writes Canisius College president John J. Hurley, but the Advent season brings hope.
For more than a year, he has faced questions about how he has addressed the clergy sex abuse crisis.
Catholic News Service December 03, 2019
In February, McCarrick was dismissed by the Vatican from the clerical state.