Religious Education

Jesuit school, others settle Haiti sex abuse case for $60M

Jan 25, 2019

More than 130 people who say they were sexually abused as children at a now-defunct charity school in Haiti have reached a $60 million settlement with a Connecticut Jesuit school and other defendants

AP Exclusive: Vatican knew of Argentine bishop misconduct

Jan 20, 2019

AP Exclusive: The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited "obscene" behavior and had been accused of sexual misconduct with seminarians, undermining Vatican claims

Vatican: Argentine bishop at Holy See under investigation

Jan 4, 2019

The Vatican has confirmed that an Argentine bishop, who resigned suddenly in 2017 for stated health reasons and then landed a top administrative job at the Holy See, is under preliminary investigation for alleged sexual abuse

US Catholic bishops to pray over clergy sexual abuse scandal

Jan 2, 2019

U.S. Catholic bishops gather for a weeklong prayer retreat at a seminary near Chicago to reflect on the clergy sexual abuse scandal

Bishops won't discuss clergy abuse report at retreat

Dec 21, 2018

The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago says when U.S. bishops gather in Illinois next month, they won't talk about a state investigation that found Illinois dioceses failed to disclose the names of at least 500 clergy accused of sexually abusing children

Ex-Southern Baptist leader indicted on sexual abuse of teen

Dec 21, 2018

A former Southern Baptist official has been indicted in Texas on charges related to the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in 1997, when he was a 25-year-old seminary student in Fort Worth

Jesuits sent abusive priests to retire on Gonzaga's campus

Dec 17, 2018

Jesuits sent abusive priests to retire on Gonzaga University's campus

China says foreign concerns over Muslim rights unwarranted

Nov 15, 2018

China says 15 foreign ambassadors exceeded their diplomatic roles by issuing a letter expressing concern about the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of members of the country's Muslim minorities in re-education camps

Former Catholic priest gets 20 years in child rape case

Oct 23, 2018

A 76-year-old former Catholic priest has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two middle-school-age children in South Carolina four decades ago

Boston archdiocese expands review of seminary abuse claims

Oct 11, 2018

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is expanding an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations at one of its seminaries to all three and bringing in independent investigators

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