Vatican May Be Investigating San Jose Bishop's Involvement In Cleric MisconductThe Vatican may be investigating a South Bay bishop for his handling of sex abuse allegations in his previous diocese.
Former Alameda St. Joseph Basilica Priest Charged With Sexual BatteryA former parish priest at Alameda's St. Joseph Basilica has been charged with misdemeanor sexual battery on an adult, according to Alameda County prosecutors.
Bill Proposed To End Catholic Confession Exemption For Reporting Child AbuseState Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) has introduced a bill, SB 360, to end the “penitential communication” exemption to child abuse reporting.
Oakland Diocese Releases List Of Abusive Clergy As 'Act Of Contrition'Calling it an 'act of contrition,' the Diocese of Oakland on Monday released the names of priests, deacons and religious brothers it has determined to be credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.
High Court Ruling On Oakland Clergy Abuse Case Could Prompt New LawsuitsA clergy sex abuse case argued before the California Supreme Court on Thursday could open Roman Catholic dioceses around the state to another round of priest molestation lawsuits.
Abuse Survivors Angered Over San Francisco Clergyman Near SchoolA priest who now lives in San Francisco is facing charges for alleged abuse in Southern California 18 years ago, and abuse survivors are upset that he lives in a religious order house so close to a school.