Catholic Church in Crisis

News coverage and Beliefnet articles on the clergy sexual abuse scandals rocking America's Catholic Church.

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  • What's It All About?
  • Recent Headlines and Opinion
  • How Are Catholics and Others Reacting?
  • What Happened at the Bishops' Meeting in Dallas?
  • Is Celibacy to Blame?
  • Which Dioceses Are Affected?
  • How Bad Is Clergy Abuse in Other Faiths?
  • How Much Is This Costing?
  • How Has the Vatican Responded?
  • How Have Innocent Priests Been Affected?
  • Why Are Gay Priests Under Discussion?
  • What's Happening in Other Countries?
  • Polls: Catholics Respond
  • Prayer Resources
  • The Papal Summit in April
  • More Stories

    Headlines and Opinion Essays

    April 2004: Boston Archdiocese Sells Headquarters to Cover Abuse Settlements


    February 2004: Report: 11,000 Abuse Complaints since 1950

  • Key Figures From the Catholic Abuse Survey: From the John Jay College of Criminal Justice's report on molestation of minors by U.S. Roman Catholic clergy.

    January 2004: Interview with Boston's New Archbishop

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