- May 28, 2020
A Massachusetts diocese designated three new investigators in an effort to revamp its response to clergy abuse allegations.
A Roman Catholic diocese in Massachusetts has brought in a retired judge to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against a former bishop.
The Catholic bishop of Springfield on Thursday banned leaders of the Illinois General Assembly from receiving Holy Communion at local churches because of their involvement in abortion legislation approved last week.
Three men and one woman who say they were sexually abused by priests decades ago filed a lawsuit Thursday against every diocese in Illinois for an alleged ongoing scheme to cover up sexual assault by priests.
A Mass in the Diocese of Springfield, Ill commemorated the anniversary of racially-motivated riots that destroyed black-owned businesses and homes in the city, and left at least 13 people dead during a three-day period in 1908.
The first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States to be indicted on a sexual-abuse claim, former Bishop Thomas Dupre, has died at the age of 83. His lawsuit was the first of many during the flood of abuse accusations against church officials.