by Joe Bukuras, Carl Bunderson, Matt Hadro, Kevin J. Jones Washington D.C., Jul 29, 2021 / 12:11 pm Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is facing charges of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in Massachusetts in the 1970s, marking the first time the disgraced ex-prelate has been criminally charged since accusations of
by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jun 1, 2021 / 05:00 am The Vatican published Tuesday major revisions to Book VI of the Code of Canon Law, which covers penal law in the Church, including sanctions related to clerical sexual abuse. The revisions, which have been more than a decade in
Press Release Three priests of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati who have been on administrative leave because of allegations of improper behavior involving minors have been dismissed from the clerical state by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) at the Vatican. The move leaves the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has placed a laicized papal ambassador under house arrest as he awaits a criminal trial for sexually abusing young boys. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, released a statement Sept. 23 regarding the case of former Archbishop
Press Release Archdiocese of Cincinnati The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has acted on the cases of two priests of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati accused of child abuse, removing Daniel Pater from ministry permanently and restoring Fater David F. Reilly to active ministry.
By Catholic News Service NEWARK, N.J. (CNS) — A priest of the Archdiocese of Newark resigned from active ministry May 2 after reports surfaced of his being with minors in apparent violation of a court’s memorandum of understanding that forbids him from contact with underage people.