Contrary to popular belief, some Catholic nuns sexually abuse children. Due to misconceptions and church practices, such abuse often avoids media, public and personal scrutiny.
A new Jesuit report highlights a pattern of priest shuffling in Montana. Abusive Jesuits were often assigned to rural Native American reservations.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese paid $50 million to more than 200 sex abuse victims. The compensation was paid through the archdiocese's compensation fund.
The Vatican’s newly released guidelines advise clergy members on handling sexual abuse claims. Critics argue the guidelines aren’t enough to help victims seek justice.
The Catholic Church received $1.4 billion in taxpayer-funded COVID-19 relief aid. Some of this money was given to dioceses with a history of clergy abuse.
In 2002, the Boston Globe exposed sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The published work shocked the nation and led to reforms to benefit sexual abuse victims.