In 1988, Lee Boxell disappeared without a trace, and the case gradually went cold—until 2011, when an investigation into child abuse at a youth club gave the family some hope of closure.
Priests and nuns will now be required to tell church authorities about abuse and attempts to cover it up.
The report names priests, deacons, nuns, and other religious figures associated with the five Roman Catholic dioceses in New Jersey — including members of religious orders.
Just a few months ago, many of the victims would have had no way to seek justice.
Four hundred firefighters managed to save the structure as well as several important pieces of religious art.
Christian symbols are having something of a comeback in Italy — but not because of a religious awakening.
The Church is launching private settlement programs just as states are making it possible for more child sex abuse victims to sue.
Lawyer for priest who sexually abused boys is very sorry he called it “plain-vanilla sexual penetration”
Australian Cardinal George Pell is facing a 50-year prison term for the charges, which date back to 1996.
The cleric, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, said he would appeal the decision.
The former archbishop of Melbourne is the most senior Catholic cleric to ever be convicted of sexually abusing children.
“Should we do something more? Yes. Is there the will? Yes. But it's a path that we have already begun.”
“On behalf of all who have failed in this regard, I offer my sincerest apology," said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.