Former Priest To Face Trial For Alleged Abuse Decades AgoA former priest accused of sexually abusing at least three boys in Wisconsin decades ago has been bound over for trial.
Winona-Rochester Diocese Plans To File Chapter 11 BankruptcyThe Diocese of Winona-Rochester plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following allegations of child sexual abuse against former priests.
Retired Minn. Priest Louis Brouillard, Accused In Scores Of Sexual Abuse Cases, Dies At 97A retired priest accused in more than 130 sexual abuse lawsuits and who admitted to molesting children on Guam has died. The Pacific Daily News reports the Archdiocese of Agana says Louis Brouillard, who was ordained on Guam in 1948, died Wednesday in his native Minnesota. He was 97.
Pope Summons Bishops Around The World For Abuse Prevention SummitPope Francis is summoning the presidents of every bishops conference around the world for a February summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children.
Catholic Faithful Demand Change After Sex Abuse ScandalsU.S. Catholics are raising their voices in prayer and protest to demand change amid new revelations of sex abuse and cover-ups.
Wisconsin Priest Charged With Sexually Assaulting ChildThe Journal Sentinel says the 61-year-old Hanel has served as the church's pastor since January 2014.
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.
Clergy Abuse Victims To Vote On Reorganization PlanThe tentative settlement reached in May provides about $210 million to compensate abuse victims.
Pope Accepts Resignation Of McCarrick After Sex Abuse ClaimsBreaking with past practice, Francis decided to act swiftly on the resignation offered by the emeritus archbishop of Washington, D.C., even before the accusations are investigated by church officials.
Block Party Keeps Basilica Of St. Mary Looking FreshThe block party is the biggest fundraiser each year, raising more than $5.5 million raised in the last 24 years.
St. Paul Archdiocese Agrees To Pay $210M To Sexual Abuse SurvivorsIn 2013, the Minnesota Legislature opened a three-year window in the statute of limitations that allowed alleged victims of prior abuse to sue for damages.