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Pope Sex Abuse

In New Book, Pope Reflects On Condoms, Fashion, Mistakes And Calls For His Resignation

Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has dominated global headlines since Saturday (Nov. 20) when the Va...

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: Triage for Dummies.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Cute, young Benry wanted to put the tribe's focus back where he felt it belonged: "We need to go beat these old people." I sure hope he's talking about the game.

Where Is the Vatican's Outrage About Child Molestation?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carla Seaquist

The world -- and the molested -- have been waiting, waiting for the Catholic Church's hierarchy to do the right thing in these months of crisis. Sadly, the wait will be longer.

Catholic Church Violated by Karmic Thrust

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Janssen

The frustration and embarrassment of the sexual abuse scandal that has plagued the Catholic Church added another chapter recently, this time in Belgiu...

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...

Why Arresting the Pope Is a Great Idea

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Derek Beres

Leave it to Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the totems of the British Atheist movement, to once again point out common sense, noting that the Pope's political sidestep is not recognized by the UN.

The New Yorker: Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church

newyorker.com | Hendrik Hertzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

It is not "anti-Catholic" to hypothesize that these things may have something to do with the Church's extraordinary difficulty in coming to terms with...

Richard Dawkins: Arrest The Pope During UK Visit

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, two of the world's most prominent atheist intellectuals, are seeking means to try the pope for crimes agains...

The Catholic Church's Approach To Communications: Cloister

Heidi Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Heidi Sinclair

The Catholic Church has chosen the comfortable approach to its communications during this ongoing sex abuse scandal: to cloister itself. Systematically, it has closed down any venue or platform for discussion.

Just Don't Do It

Lizz Winstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lizz Winstead

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The Pope's PR Problem

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Brauchli

The days of papal apologies and expressions of contrition and shame have come and gone. The Church now lays blame on the reporters, not on the perpetrators and those who overlooked their transgressions.

Cartoon: Vatican Upheavals

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

I'm not Catholic, or even Christian for that matter, but it seems to me that being forgiven for whatever you did sort of revolves around the idea of doing "it" right the next time.

Why The New York Times Is Not The Enemy

Roque Strew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Roque Strew

For Catholics, what we need to acknowledge is that, without the interventions of the press, however flawed, we likely would not be up to speed on the problem -- its seriousness and its scale.

Can We Fire the Pope?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andy Ostroy

Repentance, demotions to desk duty, and other meaningless slaps on the wrists: these undeserved courtesies that the Church affords abusing priests are an outrageous insult to victims.

The Devil In The Vatican

Sander Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sander Hicks

If you claim the authority of God, but don't do what God would do, then what do you turn into? You are like a dog asleep in a manger, not eating the food of life, and blocking others as you sleep.

How Benedict Should Handle The Sex-Abuse Scandal

TIME | Jeff Israely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The Pope must simply and publicly seek forgiveness for himself -- and other bishops -- for what we might call the sins of ignorance and denial and adm...

The Catholic Church: A Safe Haven For Criminals?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David A. Love

Let us explore for a moment the notion that the Catholic Church is a safe haven for criminals -- if not a criminal organization, then at least an organization whose leadership engages in criminality.

The Catholic Church's Waterloo: Why The Pope Should Step Down

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Keli Goff

The Vatican -- not a local parish, or a local papal leader, but the Vatican itself -- stands accused of halting an investigation into a Wisconsin priest believed to have molested 200 deaf boys over a 20-year period.

The Catholic Church: A Crisis Of Trust

Vinnie Rotondaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Vinnie Rotondaro

The Church acts like a corporation fighting for survival at the expense of what is right, at the expense of its shareholders. The Church has lost its way.

Sin Inside the Church

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

Yesterday Pope Benedict XVI called sexual abuse "truly terrifying." In his frank comments to reporters, he seemed to rebut Vatican curial officials who have sought to portray the crisis as somehow generated from the outside.

Pope Calls Abuse Of Minors 'Terrifying' Sign Of Church 'Sin'

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

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI called the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests a "truly terri...