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Pope Ramps Up Crackdown On Sex Abuse

AP | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has moved to speed up rulings on appeals by clergy who have been accused of sex abuse of minors and other grave abu...

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...

U.S. Judge Pushing To Serve Court Papers To Pope

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MILWAUKEE — A federal U.S. judge is asking the Vatican to cooperate in serving the pope and two other top officials with court papers that stem ...

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.

Pope Apologizes To U.K.: Deeply Sorry, Ashamed Of Sex Abuse

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

LONDON — Pope Benedict XVI apologized Saturday to five people who were molested by priests as children in his latest effort to defuse the sex ab...

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 May Apologize For Priest Abuse, Says Vatican

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI may issue a mea culpa for the church's handling of clerical sexual abuse cases when he attends a meeting of the...

Pope Promises 'Church Action' Over Sex Abuse Scandal

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI pledged Wednesday that the Catholic Church would take action to confront the clerical sex abuse scandal, his fi...

Pope: I Lead 'Wounded, Sinner' Church

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Pope Benedict XVI: Five Years In, Not The 'Breather' The Vatican Hoped For

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY (AP)- Soon after becoming pope, Benedict XVI flew to Germany to keep a promise to attend a church youth festival. Upon arrival, strong wi...

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...

Pope Urges Catholic 'Repentance'

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI broke his recent silence on the clerical abuse scandal Thursday, complaining that the church was under attack b...

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.

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...

Church Abuse: Predator Priests Shuffled Around The Globe

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS and ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — There he was, five decades later, the priest who had raped Joe Callander in Massachusetts. The photo in the Roman Catholic news...

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 New Yorker: Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church | 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...

Pope's Ivory Tower Past Adds to His Detachment

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Long before entering Vatican life, Pope Benedict XVI won renown as a theologian and a German university professor, penning more t...

Pope Resignations Rare: After Several Centuries, Benedict XVI Unlikely To Break Tradition

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK — Only a few popes have resigned in the history of the Roman Catholic Church. Don't expect Pope Benedict XVI to join their ranks. The ...

Vatican Denies Pope Covered Up Abuse

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS and BROOKE DONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OAKLAND, Calif. — Even in his seminary days in the early 1970s, there were questions about California priest Stephen Kiesle: Colleagues said he ...

Just Don't Do It

Lizz Winstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lizz Winstead


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.

Pope Willing To Meet Sex-Abuse Victims

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican changed its tone and sought to reach out to victims of the sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church, saying Frid...

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.