Roman Catholic News

‘It’s Crushing’: Survivors React to McCarrick Abuse Report

RICHMOND, Va. — Men who have come forward with allegations of abuse by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick expressed disgust, frustration and outrage after an internal Vatican report outlined what was known about the clergyman’s behavior _ and what was ignored. …

Sex Abuse Cases Push Harrisburg Catholic Diocese into Bankruptcy

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, facing sex abuse claims it says it may not be able to pay, filed for bankruptcy protection, citing changing laws and an increasing number of victims. The church “has struggled to remain financially viable …

California Dioceses Create Clergy Abuse Compensation Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Six Roman Catholic dioceses in California are creating a program to compensate people who were sexually abused by priests as children, in return for them promising not to sue. The program announced Tuesday includes the Archdiocese of …