Topic: Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Vatican sex abuse scandal: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of Milwaukee at the time, oversaw a Vatican plan to pay some priests accused of sex abuse to leave the priesthood, according to documents released Tuesday.
The US cardinals' experience dealing with the sex abuse crisis is seen alternately as a strength and a weakness. But other factors make any American a dark horse candidate to be the next pope.
The Catholic abuse crisis swirling around the Vatican has grown this week, with a cardinal complaining about press bias and an archbishop writing of the church's 'misplaced concern about the reputation of the church.'
04/02/2010 03:51 pm