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N.J. cardinal won’t attend synod, asks to remain home at ‘time of crisis’

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark told the people of his archdiocese Sept. 21 that Pope Francis has granted his request that he stay at home to remain with them during this "time of crisis" in the U.S. church.

Detroit Archdiocese welcomes investigation into Michigan dioceses

Michigan's attorney general has opened an investigation into the handling of sexual abuse by clergy in all of Michigan's seven Catholic dioceses, as well as any attempts to cover up those claims dating back to the 1950s.

Archdiocese’s $210 million settlement plan approved

“I hope this resolution brings some measure of justice to you,” Archbishop Hebda said to survivors. “Yet, I know that no amount of money will make up for the horrors you experienced and the far-too-frequent failures by priests and bishops — inexcusable failures that went on for way too long."

On plane, pope discusses sex abuse, corruption of cover-up, China pact

The Catholic Church has grown in its understanding of the horror of clerical sexual abuse and of the "corruption" of covering it up, Pope Francis said.

Ospino: Encuentro reflects ‘energy, maturity’ of a Church ‘here to stay’

The thousands of Hispanic Catholic ministry leaders gathered in Texas for the Fifth National Encuentro shared views on the maturity and presence of their diverse community and held dialogues on the dreams and challenges that they face.

Former University of Portland president listed in grand jury abuse report

A past president of the University of Portland, Holy Cross Brother Raphael Wilson, is listed in the recently released grand jury report investigating the widespread alleged sexual abuse of children within six Pennsylvania dioceses and claims of a systemic cover-up by senior Church officials.

Maryland attorney general will review church records on child sex abuse

In a Sept. 24 letter to the clergy of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Archbishop William Lori informed priests and deacons that the archdiocese has been in discussions with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh about an investigation of records related to the sexual abuse of children.

Scandals create outrage, but there is time for conversion, pope says

In what is probably the least religious country in Europe, Pope Francis said he is surprised by how many people hold firm to their faith despite all the sexual abuse and financial scandals in the Catholic Church.

Pa. bishops support creating fund to compensate survivors of sex abuse

The bishops of Pennsylvania's eight Roman Catholic dioceses are supporting creation of an independent fund to compensate survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

People helping people is what attracted actor to ‘God Friended Me’

Television audiences may recall seeing actor Joe Morton as Eli Rowan Pope, the father of professional Washington fixer Olivia Pope, on the hit series "Scandal."