- Feb 19, 2020
The Legion of Christ religious order, which was discredited by its pedophile founder and the cult-like practices he imposed, says an internal investigation has identified 33 priests and 71 seminarians who sexually abused minors over the past eight decades.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of 92-year-old Cardinal Angelo Sodano, who faces questions about his role in various clerical sexual abuse scandals, as Dean of the College of Cardinals.
As part of the celebrations for his 50th anniversary of priesthood, Pope Francis chose to personally present a multi-volume collection of writings by his longtime spiritual director, the late Jesuit Father Miguel Angel Fiorito.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has aspired for more than a decade to be the great Vatican whistleblower, but he may actually have made it more difficult for U.S. bishops to pressure the Vatican to reveal what it knows in the Theodore McCarrick case.
After centuries of impunity, cardinals from Chile to Australia and points in between are facing justice in both the Vatican and government courts for their own sexual misdeeds or for having shielded abusers under their watch.
There have already been hints during this week’s high-profile summit on clerical sexual abuse that the Vatican may find ways to take our eyes off the prize.