Most U.S. adults don't think abuse is more common among Catholic leaders

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Despite the slew of abuse allegations and cases surfacing within the Catholic Church, most U.S. adults actually do not think that sexual abuse of children is more common among Catholic priests and leadership than it is among any other adult groups.

Response to church abuse crisis looms large at bishops' spring meeting

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston

BALTIMORE (CNS) — At the start of the June 11-13 spring assembly of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, it was clear the bishops had a task at hand: to respond to the sexual abuse crisis in the church.

Catholic Church should focus on getting 'nones' back, Bishop Barron says

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Although the U.S. bishops' spring assembly in Baltimore was mostly devoted to responding to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church, the bishops also considered something described as the second-most important issue currently facing U.S. Church leaders: How to get religiously unaffiliated, or “nones,” particularly young people, back to the Catholic Church.