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Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as US Catholic bishops convene

As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for their national assembly next week, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda amid calls from critics that church leaders finally bring about meaningful reforms to root out misbehaving priests. The three-day assembly that starts Monday in Baltimore comes after a series of abuse scandals this year that have … Continue reading Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as US Catholic bishops convene

NORRISTOWN | The Latest: Pennsylvania prosecutor critical of Wuerl deal

NORRISTOWN, Pa.  — The Latest on the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl (all times Eastern): 12:30 p.m. The prosecutor who released a grand jury report in August on rampant sex abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses says it is unacceptable that Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl is retiring with no apparent consequences. Attorney General Josh Shapiro … Continue reading NORRISTOWN | The Latest: Pennsylvania prosecutor critical of Wuerl deal

SCRANTON, Pa | Catholic school scrubs bishops’ names from campus buildings

SCRANTON, Pa — A Roman Catholic university in Pennsylvania says it is acting in solidarity with victims of child sexual abuse and is removing the names of three bishops from campus buildings. The University of Scranton said late Monday that three bishops in the local diocese were found in last week’s Pennsylvania grand jury report … Continue reading SCRANTON, Pa | Catholic school scrubs bishops’ names from campus buildings