Catholic Church


Hundreds of Kids Across the Country Were Abused at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Report Reveals

In one instance, a fifth-grade boy tried to report abuse, but employees didn’t tell police.


A Bishop Wants to Solve Gang Violence by Spraying Holy Water from a Helicopter

It seems like just another tone-deaf idea from a deeply troubled Church.


The Missing Teen Whose Cold Case Was Revived With the Probe of a 'Warlock' Pedophile Ring

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.


The Pope Just Laid Down Strict New Rules on Reporting Sex Abuse

Priests and nuns will now be required to tell church authorities about abuse and attempts to cover it up.


More Than 300 Catholic Clergy in New Jersey Have Been Accused of Sex Abuse, Report Says

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.


Sexually abused Boy Scouts will soon have a chance to sue the organization into oblivion

Just a few months ago, many of the victims would have had no way to seek justice.


Here's what Notre Dame looks like after a 9-hour fire

Four hundred firefighters managed to save the structure as well as several important pieces of religious art.


The far right is trying to make crucifixes mandatory across Italy

Christian symbols are having something of a comeback in Italy — but not because of a religious awakening.


Broken Faith: Inside the Catholic Church’s plan to quietly pay survivors of sexual abuse

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.


Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell convicted of sexually abusing choirboys after secret trial

The cleric, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, said he would appeal the decision.


Pope Francis admits Catholic priests used nuns as sex slaves

“Should we do something more? Yes. Is there the will? Yes. But it's a path that we have already begun.”