Dallas Diocese 'Grateful' For Pope Francis' New Vatican Laws On Reporting Sexual Abuse, Cover-UpsPope Francis laid out new Vatican laws on Thursday about how Catholic clergy around the world should report allegations of sexual abuse and cover-ups within the church.
Ex-Priest Accused Of Raping Altar Boy In Texas Has Trial DelayedThe trial of a former Texas priest accused of sexually abusing an altar server for years was postponed after Catholic leaders named hundreds of priests credibly accused of child abuse.
Pope Francis Taps Texan Bishop Garcia For Monterey, CaliforniaPope Francis has named Monsignor Daniel Garcia, currently an auxiliary bishop in Texas, to take over as bishop of Monterey, California.
Pope Accepts Washington Cardinal's Resignation Amid ScandalPope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock.
No Sanctuary For Pedophile Priests: Diocese To Release Names Of Accused ClergyBishop Edward J. Burns said the Catholic Diocese of Dallas will release the names of all clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors in his diocese dating back to 1950.
Cardinal Meeting With Pope Accused Of Ignoring AbuseManuel LaRosa-Lopez, 60, is accused of fondling both people when they were teenagers and he was a priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Pope Addresses Sex Abuse: "We Showed No Care For The Little Ones"Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the world Monday condemning the crime of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up.
Pope Francis Declares Death Penalty Is Never AdmissiblePope Francis has declared that the death penalty is never admissible, "because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person," the Catholic Church announced Thursday.
Pope Accepts Resignation Of McCarrick After Sex Abuse ClaimsIn a move seen as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal's title following allegations of sexual abuse.
LGBTQ Community Cheers Pope's Reported 'God Made You Like This' RemarkJuan Carlos Cruz said Monday he spoke to Pope Francis about his homosexuality during their meetings at the Vatican.
Pope Francis Calls For Peace Around The World In Easter Sunday MessageOn Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis in his Easter Sunday message called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict.
Pope Urges Young People To Raise Their Voices In Palm Sunday AddressThe pope's message comes on the heels of a meeting of young Catholics who told the Vatican they want a more transparent and authentic church.
English Edition Of Latest Pope Francis Book Coming In AugustThe English language edition of "A Future of Faith: The Path of Change in Politics and Society," the latest book by Pope Francis, is coming out this summer.
Pope Francis Offers Condolences For Texas Church ShootingPope Francis sent a telegram to the archbishop of San Antonio to express his condolences for the deadly shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.
Pope Prays For Harvey Flood VictimsPope Francis on Sunday said that he was joining in the suffering of residents of Texas and Louisiana, and cited the "victims, thousands of homeless and the enormous property damage."