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Spotlight's Forgotten Reporter and Her Crisis of Faith

Celia Wexler | Posted 05.12.2016 | Religion
Celia Wexler

The film earned its Academy awards through its deft retelling of the story of the investigative reporting team that uncovered the systematic cover-up of sexual abuse of children by priests in the archdiocese of Boston. But Spotlight did not tell the whole story.

First Impressions Of Erbil, Iraq, Convey a City of Contradictions

Tom Gallagher | Posted 04.18.2016 | Religion
Tom Gallagher

The first full day on the ground in the northern region of Iraq known as Iraqi Kurdistan, a semi-autonomous region recognized by the Iraqi government in Baghdad, is completed.

Catholic Newspaper Names Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiffs Its 'Persons Of The Year'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics

The National Catholic Reporter has named two of the men at the heart of the Supreme Court's landmark same-sex marriage case its "persons of the year."...

LISTEN: Nuns From Around The World Create Beautiful Virtual Choir

National Catholic Reporter | Monica Clark | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion

This article first appeared on the Global Sisters Report, a project of National Catholic Reporter. Ninety-three Discalced Carmelite nuns in 24 coun...

Progressives vs. Conservatives: The War over Catholic Doctrine

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Phillip Martin

Whoever succeeds Pope Benedict faces challenges that will impact Catholics everywhere, but will the choice have any impact on Catholic doctrine, which many believe is suspended somewhere between the Council of Trent counter-reformation and Vatican II.

BLOCKED: Access To Clergy Sex Abuse Site Limited At Vatican

National Catholic Reporter | Joshua J. McElwee | Posted 03.08.2013 | Religion

ROME -- One of the domain names of a website that is the primary source of information on clergy sex abuse cases has been blocked on the Vatican's web...

Jaweed Kaleem

Prominent Catholic Newspaper Calls For Vatican To Approve Women Priests

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion

In an editorial published Monday morning, a prominent Catholic newspaper endorsed the controversial movement to ordain women priests. Calling the p...

Catholic Bishops Differ On Religious Liberty Tactics

National Catholic Reporter | Michael Sean Winters | Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion

By Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter Yesterday, the dam broke. In comments made to Kevin Clarke at America magazine, Bishop Stephen ...

Catholic Charities Moves On Childhood Obesity

Posted 04.13.2012 | Religion

By Tom Gallagher National Catholic Reporter Chicago agency ties federal awareness campaign to long-standing food programs Theologians who stud...

American Nuns Hopeful On Reaching An Understanding With The Vatican

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michael O'Malley Religion News Service (RNS) The recent appointment of an American archbishop to the Vatican office overseeing a wide-ranging inve...

Employment Testing for the Priesthood Can Prevent Child Abuse

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jerry Chautin

Given the magnitude of the crisis in the clergy, asking the hard questions to ferret out prospective sexual abusers is a necessity.