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The president of the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference is the latest of the country's senior clerics to push back against legislation to lift the seal of confession for child sexual abuse.
The Roman Catholic Church in Mexico called on the country's government Jan. 14 to modify the legal code and do away with statutes of limitations for sexual abuse of minors.
A former priest detailed Jan. 14 how he systematically abused boys over two decades as a French scout chaplain, and said his superiors knew about his "abnormal" behavior as far back as the 1970s.
Your thoughts: Two recent NCR Connections columns by executive editor Tom Roberts highlighted thoughts on the culture of clericalism by a Jesuit priest and a former Dominican priest.