- Dec 8, 2019
It is hard for the pope to distance himself from the string of sexual abuse scandals affecting high-ranking clerics. He needs to take drastic action if he is to salvage the Church’s reputation on sex abuse.
Revelations that one of the most respected U.S. cardinals repeatedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew — and what Pope Francis is going to do about it.
An auxiliary bishop serving a top advisor to Pope Francis has resigned from office in Honduras after allegations that he sexually abused seminarians.
As Pope Francis meets this week with his “C9” council of cardinals advisers, five members face serious distractions.
Villanova University celebrated the first five years of Francis’s papacy with an all-star line-up of papal champions.
The fuller participation of women in decision-making in the Catholic Church is a continuing process that still needs time, Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell said.