The Seattle settlement covers cases dating back to the 1950s and adds to the more than $1.25 billion paid by the Catholic Church in response to sex abuse lawsuits in the US since 1994.
In Puritan New England, Protestant and Catholic churches are declining while evangelical and Pentecostal groups are rising. Why the nation's most secular region may hint at the future of religion.
Retirement funds at issue as nuns' initiate suit against archdiocese. They want to pull out their retirement funds.
The latest Catholic sex abuse scandals are confronting Pope Benedict with what one Catholic newspaper calls the "largest institutional crisis in centuries." In Germany, the church announced a hotline for victims of abuse. A summary of key cases that happened on Benedict's watch.