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Pope Francis, Benedict XVI questioned for McCarrick Report

Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, then-prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, wrote to McCarrick in June 2008, asking him to move out of the seminary where he had an apartment and to "conduct a quiet life of prayer and penance for past imprudent actions."

Proposed WA law angers survivors

Minister is challenged over Seal of Confession legislation which would be a "catastrophe" for survivors.

The lay role in covering up abuse

Sadly, it’s entirely plausible. Clericalism has sometimes infected individuals in these agencies to the point where they minimise or excuse bad clerical behaviour.

Jean Vanier had ‘manipulative’ sexual relationships with six women

By Philippe Vaillancourt Jean Vanier, founder of the ecumenical L'Arche communities that provide group homes and spiritual support for people with intellectual disabilities, used his...

The questions that linger after Cardinal Pell’s appeal

The Court of Appeal of the state of Victoria dismissed George Cardinal Pell’s appeal on Wednesday 21 August in Australia from his sexual abuse...

Safeguarding officers work to create a new culture of safety

Seven years have passed since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was called in response to widespread allegations of child...

On those who suffer for others less repentant

When Catholics try to tell me that the sexual abuse crisis is largely manufactured by enemies of the Church, I agree with them - but we differ on who the real enemies are.

Archbishop calls for civility after Cardinal Pell appeal dismissed

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has vowed to ensure the Sydney Archdiocese is “doing all we can to ensure that past crimes are never repeated...

Monica Doumit: Abusers: do they confess? Probably

A couple of weeks ago, Natasha Marsh wrote a story highlighting a current review likely to recommend abolishing the Seal of Confession in the...

Confession must never be violated, says Vatican

https://youtu.be/fPyOuQifQpQ Absolute secrecy of the Confessional In the light of "a worrying negative prejudice" against the Catholic Church, Pope Francis ordered the publication of a document...
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