Tag Archives: 2018 Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal Series

U.S. bishops move to address allegations of abuse, claims of cover-up

Backgrounder.  By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — 2018 will no doubt be remembered as a dark time for the U.S. Catholic Church. Catholics felt betrayed by church leaders accused of sexual misconduct and cover-up revealed this summer … Continue reading

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Difficult 2018: For pope, it was year to come to terms with abuse crisis

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis marked the fifth anniversary of his election in March in the midst of a firestorm over his handling of clerical sexual abuse and bishops’ accountability in Chile. He … Continue reading

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U.S. bishops’ meeting has echoes, and differences, from 2002 gathering

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The gathering of U.S. bishops in Baltimore Nov. 12-14 on the heels of the clergy abuse scandal that hit the Catholic Church this past summer had echoes of the 2002 bishops’ … Continue reading

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Bishops vote to let Vatican inquiry proceed without commenting

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops Nov. 14 defeated a resolution to encourage the Vatican to release all documents related to the investigation of allegations of misconduct by Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick. The resolution … Continue reading

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Gobsmacked: Rome steps in,​ reform votes delayed

Analysis. By Greg Erlandson  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a surprise. Sometimes it’s an election result. Sometimes it is the debate … Continue reading

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On plane, pope discusses sex abuse, corruption of cover-up, China pact

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO ROME (CNS) — The Catholic Church has grown in its understanding of the horror of clerical sexual abuse and of the “corruption” of covering it up, Pope Francis said. … Continue reading

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After meeting pope, cardinal says he’s hopeful about addressing crisis

By Greg Erlandson  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston struck a determinedly hopeful tone after his long-awaited meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the growing sexual abuse crisis in the United States. “I … Continue reading

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