Bishop DiMarzio Wraps Up Apostolic Visitation in Buffalo

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio made his third “apostolic visit” to Buffalo, N.Y., to conclude his fact-finding mission in the Diocese of Buffalo, where Bishop Richard Malone faces accusations of covering up sexual abuse of minors by priests.

Bridgeport Bishop Caggiano Addresses Scandal

Bishop Caggiano made his remarks two days after the release of results of an independent investigation that identified 281 victims of abuse in the Diocese of Bridgeport over the diocese’s 65 years and found 71 priests who were credibly accused.

Former Cardinal McCarrick Defrocked for Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis approved the removal of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from the clerical state, colloquially known as “laicization” or “defrocking,” the Vatican announced Feb. 16.

A Simple Defrocking Won’t Mean the McCarrick Case Is Over

Various news agencies have reported that the Vatican will shortly announce a ruling in the case of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, accused of sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy more than 50 years ago as well as various incidents with adult priests and seminarians.

What’s Known, and Unknown, About Pope’s Abuse Summit in February

When presidents and other representatives of the world’s nearly 130 bishops’ conferences gather in Rome next month for a summit on clerical sex abuse, many experts are predicting it will be the most-covered Vatican event since the last papal election in 2013. Whether the gathering lives up to that hype, however, remains to be seen.