Cardinal Sean O'Malley Archives - Crux



  • Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy

    Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy

    Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders. One case has come back to haunt him: An Italian priest who received the pope’s clemency was later convicted by an Italian criminal court for his sex crimes against children as young as 12.

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  • Bishops of England and Wales refresh the art of dying well

    Bishops of England and Wales refresh the art of dying well

    The Catholic Church of England and Wales has just launched an impressive initiative called “The Art of Dying Well,” including an animated video featuring English actress Vanessa Redgrave about a family struggling with the last days and death of the family patriarch.

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