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Abuse

Pope says there’s no proof against Chilean bishop, accusations are slander

Accused of covering up an abusive priest, Osorno prelate has brought controversy, but maintains his innocence.

A Christmas Letter: Sexually abused, she wrote to her betrayers in love and peace

The betrayal of sexual abuse is often doubled when it occurs within the family and denial enters into the dynamic.

Culture of secrecy led to unnecessary suffering: Leader of Australian bishops responds to report

Royal Commission recommendations include dropping celibacy and the seal of confession

How the Rome conference on “Child Dignity in the Digital World” opened my eyes

Significantly, the power and influence of the Church brought together experts from different disciplines, civil and scientific, to combat this issue.

Full text: Pope’s address to conference on protecting children in a digital world

Calls for collaborative efforts and notes three "mistaken approaches"

Purple baby hats are popping up in the US, but why?

These communities are raising awareness about "purple" crying to save infants' lives.

Pope Francis calls for “firmest measures” against priests who abuse children

His remarks were frank and to the point, not mincing words on such a sensitive topic.

Women from the red-light district are finding healing through theater

From Mumbai's red-light district to Edinburgh's Festival Fringe, these young women are turning their stories into powerful performance.

What do we know about the Regensburg scandal?

A new drama for the Church, but also an opportunity to clarify, and to eliminate any impression of a new cover-up of abuse.

Sexual abuse in Germany: Father Zollner underlines the Church’s quest to uncover the truth

Independent counsel finds it "highly plausible" that Regensburg school was site of abuse between 1945 and 1992

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