California Dioceses Expect Subpoenas In Priest InvestigationHalf of California's Catholic dioceses expect to be subpoenaed by the state attorney general as part of an investigation into whether they have properly handled allegations of sexual abuse by priests, a church spokesman said Tuesday.
Bill To Make Priests Report Abuse Put On Hold In CaliforniaA Democratic state senator in California has put on hold a bill that would have required clergy to report knowledge of child abuse or neglect from their co-workers, even if they learned about it in confession.
California Dioceses Create Clergy Abuse Compensation ProgramSix Roman Catholic dioceses in California are creating a program to compensate people who were sexually abused by priests as children, in return for them promising not to sue.
Sacramento Catholics Stay Faithful After Diocese Releases List Of Accused PriestsThe Sacramento Diocese released a list Tuesday, accusing 44 Priests and two permanent deacons of abusing hundreds of people, including minors.
3 Priests Have Nearly Half Of The Sacramento Diocese’s Credible Assault AccusationsOf the more than 40 clergy the Sacramento Catholic Diocese listed as credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, just three account for nearly half of the cases.
Sacramento Catholic Diocese Releases List Of More Than 40 Credibly Accused PriestsBishop Jaime Soto has released a list of Sacramento-area clergy credibly accused of sexually abusing minors and young adults that dates back nearly 70 years.
Bill Requiring Priests To Report Abuse Revealed In Confessions Passes First Committee VoteA California lawmaker is trying to require clergy members to report suspected child abuse or neglect even if they learn of it during confession.
The Federal Investigation Of The Catholic Church: What We Know So FarHawaii's Kilauea volcano, which devastated parts of the Big Island when it erupted earlier this year, tops a new list from the US Geological Survey ranking the most threatening volcanoes in the United States.
Amid Scandals, Some Catholics Consider Withholding DonationsCatholics once faithful with their financial support to their churches are searching for ways to respond to the constant sex-abuse scandals that have tarnished the institution in which they believe, with back-to-back scandals in the past two months.
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.
Pope Declares Death Penalty Inadmissible, Changing Church's StancePope Francis has declared that the death penalty is never admissible and that the Catholic Church will work towards its abolition around the world.
Man Accused Of Posing As Priest Raises Questions About Leader VerificationHe claimed to be a man of God, but police say the man calling himself "Father” Erwin Mena is nothing more than a con man.
Catholic Leader Decries Decision To Cover Up Nude Statues For Iranian President's VisitItaly's decision to cover nude statues during Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's visit is continuing to face criticism.
Christian Brothers Delegation Among Many Flying To Philly To Welcome PopeA number of groups from Sacramento are planning to be in Philadelphia when Pope Francis makes his visit to the US this week.
Catholic Church Pays $4 Million To Settle Wrongful Termination LawsuitThe Catholic Church in Sacramento has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a former high school football coach's wrongful termination lawsuit.