Pope Defrocks Former Newark Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, 88-Year-Old Removed From PriesthoodPope Francis has stripped former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of his rights to priesthood after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors
New Jersey Dioceses Release Names Of Clergy Members Accused Of Child Sex AbuseThe lists released Wednesday identified priests and deacons who served in the dioceses of Camden, Trenton, Metuchen and Paterson and the archdiocese of Newark.
7 Catholic Schools Closing In New YorkIn a Twitter video, Dolan blamed low enrollment and lack of public funding, calling the latter an “injustice.”
Feds Subpoena New York, Pennsylvania Dioceses In Church Sex Abuse InvestigationThe U.S. Department of Justice has launched the first federal investigation into child sex abuse within the Catholic church, subpoenaing diocese across New York and Pennsylvania.
Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s Resignation As Washington ArchbishopPope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington, D.C. Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sex abuse and cover-up scandals.
Pope OKs Study Of Vatican Archives Into McCarrick ScandalPope Francis has authorized a "thorough study" into the accused former archbishop of Newark.
Brooklyn Diocese Reaches Historic Settlement With 4 Victims Abused By Volunteer TeacherLawyers for the four victims, who were boys at the time, say they were raped by Angelo Serrano between 2003 and 2009 while he was a volunteer CCD teacher.
N.Y. Archdiocese Vows To Cooperate With Church Sex Abuse InvestigationsOn Thursday, the New York attorney general issued subpoenas as part of the ongoing civil investigation into how the Catholic church handled allegations of sex abuse by priests and potentially covered them up.
Archbishop of Newark Rejects Allegations Leveled by Former Church OfficialThe Archbishop of Newark is firing back at a retired Vatican official who is calling for the resignation of Pope Francis.
Pope Francis Decries Sex Abuse Scandal During Visit To Dublin, IrelandThe abuse scandal — which has convulsed Ireland since the 1990s and has exploded anew in the U.S. — took center stage on the first day of Francis' two-day trip to Ireland.
Catholic School Counselor May Lose Job Over Her Same-Sex MarriageAn Indiana catholic school guidance counselor may lose her job of 15 years after officials learned she was married to another woman.
‘They Need Illegal Aliens,’ Bannon Slams Catholic Church’s Stance On ImmigrationThe former chief strategist to President Donald Trump made controversial comments about the Catholic church during an exclusive interview with 60 Minutes.
Catholic Leaders: 'Donald Trump Is Manifestly Unfit To Be President'Catholic leaders are calling on their fellow Catholics not to vote for Donald Trump.
Catholic Church Seeks To Boost Attendance In Brooklyn, Queens With New Ad CampaignHip and trendy may not be the words you would use to describe going to church, but they may be appropriate for a new campaign aimed at attracting visitors.
Catholic Bishops Scrap Welcome To Gays In Sign Of SplitCatholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.