- Sep 20, 2020
Church officials in Nevada said Friday they’re following their counterparts in Louisiana in adding a Catholic priest who was suspended in 2018 to a list of clergy members credibly accused of sexual abuse.
Responding to a pandemic-related surge in domestic abuse, including against gay and transgender people, the National Board of Catholic Women urged pastors and fellow Catholics to learn the signs of abuse and how to help victims.
The abuse occurring within women’s religious orders deserves more attention from the media and must be remedied, said an influential Jesuit journal.
On Thursday the Vatican announced that Bishop Joseph Binzer of Cincinnati, who faces allegations of failure to report the suspicious behavior of a priest removed from ministry, has stepped down from his post.
A Michigan priest accused of wrapping a teenager in bubble wrap was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail for attempted false imprisonment, prosecutors said.
Last week representatives of the Liberian bishops’ conference traveled to the Vatican to address accusations from a local priest that two of the country’s bishops were guilty of the abuse of power and soliciting him for sex.