Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano

Pope Francis (C) leads a canonisation mass for Joseph Vaz in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on January 14, 2015 . Hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans crowded the Colombo seafront to take part in a vibrant open-air mass by Pope Francis, in one of the biggest public gatherings the …

Vatican Sex Abuse Summit Dodges Homosexuality Issue

The Vatican’s summit on clerical sex abuse ended Sunday without ever confronting the strong statistical links between homosexuality and priestly abuse, confirming warnings from a number of prelates.

World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

Pope Francis: Abuser Priests Are ‘Tools of Satan’

Pope Francis had hard words for priests guilty of sex abuse Sunday, calling them “ravenous wolves” and “tools of Satan,” though critics said the pope basically repeated old promises that do not go far enough.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano

Vatican Whistleblower Says Summit on Abuse Fails to Address Root Causes

The former papal nuncio to the United States has declared that the upcoming Vatican summit on clerical sex abuse seems doomed to failure because of an unwillingness to address the root causes of the crisis, notably the extensive homosexual network in the Church.

Archbishop Donald Wuerl celebrates mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI today named Washington's Archbishop Donald Wuerl, 69, to the College of Cardinals. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Despite Denials, Cardinal Wuerl Knew of McCarrick Abuse in 2004

The diocese of Pittsburgh revealed Thursday that Washington D.C. Cardinal Donald Wuerl was aware of accusations of sexual misconduct against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick as far back as 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence that he had heard nothing about them until 2018.

Indiana Bishop Timothy Doherty, chairman of the committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, listens while Galveston-Houston Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the USCCB General Assembly, speaks during a press conference at the annual US Conference of Catholic Bishops November 12, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Brendan …

Pope Francis Reins in U.S. Bishops’ Measures Against Sex Abuse

Pope Francis has temporarily suspended efforts by the United States bishops to address the issue of clerical sex abuse, ordering them to wait until he can meet with them in February together with the presidents of other national bishops’ conferences from around the world.

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Pew: Confidence in Pope Francis Plunges Among U.S. Catholics

Pope Francis’ approval rating among U.S. Catholics has struck an all-time low in the face of his refusal to answer allegations that he rehabilitated serial homosexual abuser Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Pew revealed Tuesday.