Christopher Altieri

Bishops and commentators wonder what happens in the absence of an investigation

The Pope also possesses the power to depose bishops, something he’s been reluctant to do so far

Is the ‘apostolic constitution’ as big a deal as people think?

The new law appears to combine the Synod’s teaching authority with that of the Roman Pontiff

Some Vatican staff shared the public’s dismay at the image – but by then it was too late

At the nuncio’s request, Cardinal Wuerl cancelled an event where potential seminarians would have met McCarrick, a spokesman confirmed

The Pope must come up with a concrete plan to address the crisis

Rumours about McCarrick were widespread. Why did nobody act?

Bishop Pineda’s resignation comes as separate allegations build up against Cardinal McCarrick