September 25, 2018 – ‘We need to change’: Priest sex abuse scandals driving Catholics away, pope admits

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/09/25/pope-francis-priest-abuse-scandals-driving-catholics-away/1419926002/ The flames of fury over priest sex abuse scandals are eroding the faith of Catholics and chasing many from pews, Pope Francis admitted Tuesday – and the church needs “to change.” The pope’s frank comments, delivered before young people in Estonia on the final day of his pilgrimage to the Baltics, coincided with a stinging report of abuse of children…


September 21, 2018 – Indian Bishop Franco Mulakkal arrested for alleged rape of nun

https://www.globalsistersreport.org/news/indian-bishop-franco-mulakkal-arrested-alleged-rape-nun-55417?utm_source=Copy+of+SEPT_++23-+29_BREAKING+NEWS+%28CHANGE+SUBJECT%29&utm_campaign=cc_122017&utm_medium=email Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar was arrested by Kerala police Friday, accused of raping a nun multiple times between 2014 and 2016. He is the first Catholic bishop to be arrested in a sexual abuse case against a nun in India.


September 19, 2018 – U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals; Committee Releases Actions to be Taken Within Its Authority

http://www.usccb.org/news/2018/18-152.cfm The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Administrative Committee has issued the following statement today in response to the recent sex abuse scandals. In the statement, the bishops say they pledge to “heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us.”