New York state sues Buffalo diocese over priest misconduct

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and two former church leaders, alleging they covered up allegations of sexual miscondu...

Lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct at Illinois jail settled

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a $14 million settlement of a lawsuit filed by female jail workers and assistant public defenders who contended a pattern of ...

Men abused by doc say Ohio State's response has added trauma

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Men who allege decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor and are upset about how the university has handled their unsettled claims pushed for a stronger response Thur...

Alleging sex abuse, 4 sue Vatican over handling of McCarrick

NEW YORK (AP) — Four accusers of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick have filed a lawsuit against the Vatican, arguing it should be held liable for allowing the now-disgraced cleric to serve in multipl...

AP Analysis: 'Who am I to judge?' helps explain pope's view

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' famous quip “Who am I to judge?” could go a long way toward explaining his initial attitude toward Theodore McCarrick, the defrocked and disgraced American cardinal who was t...

McCarrick scandal, pandemic pose challenges for US bishops

Meeting online rather than in person, America’s Catholic bishops worried Monday that the coronavirus pandemic is testing people’s faith and wrestled with how to respond to a Vatican report detailing t...

Takeaways from Vatican's McCarrick report as US bishops meet

By The Associated Press (AP) — U.S. Catholic bishops are holding their annual fall assembly virtually this week with the Vatican's recent report on the rise and fall of disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore ...

University of California agrees to $73M sex abuse settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The prestigious University of California system has reached a proposed $73 million settlement with seven women who accused a former gynecologist of sexual abuse. A...

Gulbinowicz, Polish cardinal accused of abuse, dies at 97

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Henryk Gulbinowicz, a prominent Polish cardinal, died Monday at the age of 97, days after the Vatican imposed sanctions on him over accusations he had sexually abused a seminaria...

In a moment of turmoil, US Catholic bishops meet virtually

Catholic bishops of the United States open a national meeting Monday under dramatic circumstances. A pandemic has compelled them to meet virtually from their far-flung dioceses. A ha...

Pope Francis vows to end sexual abuse after McCarrick report

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis pledged Wednesday to rid the Catholic Church of sexual abuse and offered prayers to victims of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a day after the Vatican released a detailed repo...

Vatican report reveals anonymous letters accusing McCarrick

The Vatican’s report on ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick revealed the previously unknown contents of six anonymous letters accusing him of pedophilia that were sent to U.S. church leaders in the early 1...

The Latest: US church leaders react to McCarrick report

The Latest on the Vatican's investigation of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and allegations of sexual misconduct (all times local). ___ 10:45 a.m. ...

Key findings in Vatican report into ex-Cardinal McCarrick

By The Associated Press (AP) — The Vatican has taken the extraordinary step of publishing its two-year investigation into the rise and fall of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked in 2019...

Polish cardinal chastised by Vatican hospitalized

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Polish cardinal who was recently sanctioned by the Vatican over sex scandal cases has been hospitalized since last week and remains unconscious, Polish media said Tue...