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Hundreds of accused clergy left off church’s sex abuse lists

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a...

Pennsylvania dioceses offer $84M to 564 clergy abuse victims

Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse, a tally that’s sure to grow substantially...

Bill aims to open lawsuit window for adult sex abuse suits

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Churches, youth groups and schools were hit by a tsunami of lawsuits in 2019 after New York gave...

Vatican office lifts veil, revealing vast caseload of abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around the...

Vatican tribunal now overwhelmed by clergy abuse cases

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around the...

SUNDAYS AFTER: Portraits of resilience after clergy abuse

They came from different towns and cities, from different ethnic and economic backgrounds. They were A-students and outcasts, people of all ages. From their...

Pope removes shroud of secrecy from clergy sex abuse cases

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis abolished the use of the Vatican's highest level of secrecy in clergy sexual abuse cases Tuesday, responding to...

Cries of abuse in Catholic Church start to be heard in...

TOKYO (AP) - During Pope Francis’ recent visit to Japan, Harumi Suzuki stood where his motorcade passed by holding a sign that read: “I...

US Catholic priests describe turmoil amid sex abuse crisis

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western...

US Catholic priests beset by overwork, isolation, scandals

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western...