Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Retired FBI Executive Will Review Clergy Files, Fresno Diocese Says

The Diocese of Fresno said Wednesday that retired FBI agent and high-ranking bureau executive Kathleen McChesney is leading a team reviewing all clergy files going back nearly 100 years. Their goal is to compile a list of Catholic priests who have been credibly accused of improper conduct with minors, according...

Pope Accepts Resignation of LA Bishop Accused of Misconduct

LOS ANGELES — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following an allegation of misconduct with a minor in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday. The Vatican announced the resignation in a one-line statement. It was the latest in a string of cases...

What Will Pope Do About Revelations of Sex Abuse by Cardinal?

VATICAN CITY — Revelations that one of the most respected U.S. cardinals repeatedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew — and what Pope Francis is going to do about it. If the accusations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick bear...