Catholic church vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti

U.S. 05/20/19, 17:22

Catholic parishioners in Pennsylvania discovered Sunday that a vandal spray-painted their church with pro-abortion graffiti, sparking public outcry and a police investigation. The as yet unidentified culprit wrote, “You do not have the right to decide how others lives,” in black ...

Poland’s church leader says sex abuse reports not an attack

Europe 05/17/19, 09:38

Contradicting claims by Poland's ruling party leader, the head of Poland's Catholic church says recent revelations about priests abusing minors are not attacks on the church but will help its cleansing. Poland's primate, Archbishop Wojciech Polak, was referring to a documentary ...

Poland vows firm penalties for sex abuse amid church crisis

Europe 05/14/19, 07:55

Poland's prime minister is vowing tougher punishments for those who sexually abuse minors after a new film spurred the country into grappling with the problem of abuse by priests. The documentary "Tell No One" has triggered soul searching in the deeply ...

French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victims

Europe 02/22/19, 02:24

A French Catholic Church official says the country's bishops have "agreed in principle" to provide financial compensation to sex abuse victims whose cases are too old to be taken to court. Vincent Neymon, the deputy general secretary of the French bishops' ...

Vatican’s legal procedures for handling sex abuse, explained

World 02/21/19, 03:31

For centuries, the Vatican's canon law system busied itself with banning books and dispensing punishments that included burnings at the stake for heretics. These days, the Vatican office that eventually replaced the Roman Catholic Inquisition is knee-deep in processing clergy sex ...

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