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Vatican Eyes Punishment For Abusive Bishops

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2015 | Religion

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A commission advising Pope Francis on how to root out sexual abuse of children by c...

Vatican Official Thanks Media For Uncovering Priest Abuse

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion

By Philip Pullella ROME, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Vatican's new sexual crimes prosecutor on Tuesday acknowledged that the U.S. media "did...

Vatican Seeks 'Reciprocal Understanding' With Nuns

AP | Posted 08.11.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican says it's hoping to forge a "reciprocal understanding" with U.S. nuns over its recent crackdown on the largest umbrel...

Italian Journalist Defends Vatican Leaks

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | Religion

* Vatican says journalist is a criminal * Nuzzi says he only did his job, defends leakers * Says there are 20 Vatican wh...

Radical Disobedience: Why Roman Catholics Won't Heed The Pontiff's Call For 'Radical Obedience'

Michele Somerville | Posted 06.16.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

There's not a thing Joseph Ratzinger can do to stop Roman Catholic women from becoming Roman Catholic priests. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Vatican Publishes Internal Abuse Files

AP | By NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican, reeling from unprecedented criticism over its handling of sexual abuse cases in Ireland, took a pre-emptive strike Wednes...

The Church's One Simple Phrase For Healing

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 06.06.2011 | Religion
Kim Michele Richardson

As a survivor of clergy abuse, I remain painfully aware that there have been no apologies from Pope Benedict XVI and his hierarchy.

Will Other Catholic Bishops Risk Eternal Damnation?

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kim Michele Richardson

I applaud the fearlessness it must have taken for a bishop to turn over a 1997 letter from the Vatican to the Irish broadcasters, thinking he'd face eternal damnation and excommunication.

Vatican Warned Irish Bishops Not To Report Abuse

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — A 1997 letter from the Vatican warned Ireland's Catholic bishops not to report all suspected child-abuse cases to police – a disc...

Letter from the Vatican

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

We realize that this clarification of our stance on the issue of possible church abuse will affect many of you, both directly and indirectly. May we suggest some options to help you?

Vatican damage control mode over abuse

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has gone into full-fledged damage control mode in the priest sex abuse scandal ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's first for...

European Priest Abuse Hotlines DELUGED With Calls

AP | MELISSA EDDY and VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — Telephone hot lines in Europe offering help to people claiming abuse by Roman Catholic priests are being deluged with calls as the cris...

Vatican: There's An Anti-Catholic 'Hate' Campaign

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican heatedly defended Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday, claiming accusations that he helped cover up the actions of pedophile...

Pope's Personal Preacher: Accusations Against Pope Just Like 'anti-Semitism'

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — At a solemn Good Friday service, Pope Benedict XVI's personal preacher likened the tide of allegations that the pontiff has cover...

How Could It Happen? Tracing the Causes of Sexual Abuse by the Clergy

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

Buried beneath the shock and anger, especially for Catholics, however, is a searing question: How could this happen?

Thousands Show Up To Support Beleaguered Pope

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

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) More than 150,000 people filled St. Peter's Square on Sunday (May 16), to show support f...

Forgive Not: A Catholic's Struggle With The Sins Of His Church

The New Republic | Garry Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Since the papacy has been frozen in a defensive crouch, defying historical fact and free inquiry, it has been opposed to anything that might diminish ...

Pope's Former Diocese Admits Error In Letting Child Abuse Priest Return

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Germany's sex abuse scandal has now reached Pope Benedict XVI: His former archdiocese disclosed that while he was archbishop a su...