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.
St. Cloud Diocese To File For BankruptcyThe diocese says 74 civil claims were filed in that time naming 31 members of the clergy who served in the diocese and 30 parishes.
St. Cloud Priest Arrested On Suspicion Of Criminal Sexual ConductA St. Cloud priest is in jail Tuesday night and could be facing sex crime charges.
Minn. Catholic Church Musicians Say They Were Fired For Being GayMembers of a rural Catholic parish in eastern Minnesota are at odds over the dismissal of three choral musicians.
Pope Opens Free Laundromat For HomelessThe laundromat will remain open four days a week and services are free.
New Ulm Diocese Files For BankruptcyThe Diocese of New Ulm has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the 14th diocese nationwide to file for reorganization after claims of sexual abuse by clergy.
Good Question: Why Doesn't The Catholic Church Allow Women Priests?Pope Francis told a group of international reporters today the ban on female priests will likely stay.
'I Knew It Wasn't Right': Winona Woman Speaks Out About Sexual Abuse By PriestA Minnesota woman calls it the untold story in the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. Jeanie Hansen says a priest beat and raped her when she went to college in Winona.