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Our Embarrassing Man Crush on Pope Francis

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Pope Francis arrives in Washington, D.C. as a conquering hero, with jostling crowds lining the street in rapt adulation. Trumpets, pomp, elaborate ce...

Our Embarrassing Man Crush on Pope Francis

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Despite this well-documented need for and benefits of contraception, the Pope opposes any effort to give women the right to control their own reproductive destiny. You cannot claim an affinity for the poor while promoting the very policies that ensure the poor will remain ever so.

For I Have Sinned: A Writer Combines Raw Truth and Fiction

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Kristen Houghton

True stories make for interesting reading and writers have found that combining raw truth in a fictional tale enhances a good book.

Priest's Chilling Letters Detail Molestation, Church's Cover Up

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS and GREG RISLING | Posted 11.09.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The orders the Rev. Carlos Rodriguez got from his religious superiors after he confessed to molesting a 16-year-old boy just hours...

BOMBSHELL: Priest Continued To Work Despite Being Banned From LA Archdiocese

AP | Posted 04.15.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- In an April 14 story about confidential personnel files on Roman Catholic religious order priests, The Associated Press reported errone...

The Catholic Church Needs To 'Man Up'

Kristen Houghton | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Kristen Houghton

It is time to for the church to really take responsibility for the pain it has caused, the innocence it has stolen and the lives it has ruined.

LAPD Is Digging Through Church's Shameful Past

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH and GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 04.07.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Police will review abusive priests' personnel files to see if the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles commi...

Church Files Reveal Protection For Pedophile Priests

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 03.24.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors who have been stymied for years in their attempts to build a criminal conspiracy case against retired Los Angeles Arch...

Top Secret Files On Abusive Priests Could Soon See Light Of Day

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 02.09.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A judge on Monday ordered the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles to turn over to the court the top-secret files it has kept...

Cardinal Dolan Allegedly Approved Payoffs For Abusive Priests While Head Of Archdiocese Of Milwaukee

AP | Posted 07.31.2012 | Religion

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Archdiocese of Milwaukee confirmed Wednesday that it had a policy to pay suspected pedophile priests to leave the ministry. T...

Strauss-Kahn and the Pope

Christopher Strong | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Christopher Strong

What's the connection? The "common cord?" What on earth could possibly connect these two other than hair color?. Certainly not religion. Equally not ...

LA Prosecutors Fight To Block Child Molester Ex-Priest's Release From Jail

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 10.26.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A notorious, child-molesting former priest, who avoided prosecution on all but two of a dozen sexual abuse allegations, could face...

The Man Who Brought Down the Catholic Church

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tom Matlack

Princess was one of the first brave sexual abuse victims to speak out. Without him, it's possible that the church would have continued its cover-up for years.

Pope Receives Unusual Support From Abuse Victims

Religion News Service | Francis X. Rocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI received words of support from a rare source on Sunday (April 18): vic...

Pope, Breaking Silence, Says Church Must 'Do Penance'

Religion News Service | Francis X. Rocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Breaking his silence as an international clergy sex abuse scandal has roiled the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday (Ap...

Vatican Backtracks On Linking Abuse Scandal To Gays

Religion News Service | Francis X. Rocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A day after the Vatican's No. 2 official suggested a link between pedophilia and homosexuality, the pope's top spokesman issued a c...

It's Not About Celibacy: Blaming the Wrong Thing for the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Celibacy does not cause pedophilia. But that hasn't stopped otherwise thoughtful pundits and commentators, and among them even some Catholics, from opining on celibacy as a cause of the crisis.