Survivors of child sexual abuse in the state can sue their attacker, no matter how long ago the abuse happened, starting Wednesday.
Priests and nuns will now be required to tell church authorities about abuse and attempts to cover it up.
Those who don't report could face fines and jail time.
The former archbishop of Melbourne is the most senior Catholic cleric to ever be convicted of sexually abusing children.
The Vatican's spiffy "Click to Pray" app isn't going to save it.
They seem to be the only people who cannot keep track of this crisis.
As Francis issued some of his harshest words yet on the sex abuse crisis, a Cuban circus performer helped make him a meme.
On Friday, during his traditional Christmas speech, Francis urged priests guilty of sex abuse to give themselves up to civil authorities—and await judgement from God, too.
The latest horrific revelations of sexual abuse unpunished show, yet again, that the Church's first tactic is to make excuses and hide.
Guess how much the Church claims St. Peter's Basilica is worth.
Probably more priests. But with the Church under scrutiny over sex scandals across the planet, it might happen sooner than you think.