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Vatican Scandal

While Pope Francis Lives In A Dorm, U.S. Bishops Enjoy Italian Luxury

HuffPost Italy | Sara Elkamel | Posted 03.05.2016 | Politics

ROME -- U.S. bishops living in Italy enjoy luxurious new renovations to their living quarters, despite Pope Francis' edict that church officials ought...

Behind the Scenes: The First Scandal of the Pope Francis Era

Piero Schiavazzi | Posted 11.05.2015 | World
Piero Schiavazzi

From the Vatileaks of dilettante cardinals to those of professional consultants; prelude to a battle of the titans that has jeopardized and shaken a bi-millennial building to its core. There's a lot more going on here then synod skirmishes over the family.

Francis' Friends May Be Numbered in the Vatican -- And the 'Vatileaks' Scandal Is a Testament to That

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 11.04.2015 | World
Sébastien Maillard

ROME -- "Vatileaks 2" is the latest scandal to emerge from the Vatican. How many real friends Pope Francis has there today looks harder to count than ever.

Another Scandal For Vatican As New Books Allege Waste And Excess

The Washington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

The Vatican faced fresh accusations of mismanagement, excess and resistance to change as details from two new books emerged Tuesday, a day after the H...

The Skeleton in the Papal Closet

Edward Jay Epstein | Posted 06.21.2013 | World
Edward Jay Epstein

The new Pope Francis is clearly a well-intentioned man. But all his austerity measures, personnel changes, and efforts at transparency will do little to change its century-old insolvency problem. Now, more than ever, the Vatican needs money.

Cardinals Meet In Shadow Of Scandal, Discord And Intrigue

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 03.02.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - Roman Catholic cardinals gathering to choose a successor to "Pope Emeritus Benedict" will be worrying about a Vatican hierarchy hit by sca...

The Scandal Of Catholicism

Jason Steidl | Posted 04.25.2013 | Religion
Jason Steidl

Scandals at the Vatican remind us that the faith in redemption we share is a message which we and the world need to hear.

Vatican Slams Media Reports Of Gay Scandal As 'Gossip, Misinformation And Slander'

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion

The Vatican on Saturday strongly condemned media coverage of a report that is said to contain information about the influence of a gay network and fin...

Meet The Pope's New '007' Agent

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion

He probably won't be drinking martinis -- shaken or stirred -- anytime soon, but that doesn't mean the Vatican's head of security can't have a title w...

The Nuns, the Butler and the Pope

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.08.2012 | World
Christopher Brauchli

One can be sure that the nuns are grateful for the enlightened guidance the men in the Vatican have given them. The fact that they need the guidance is ample evidence, if evidence were needed, why women are not admitted to the priesthood.

In Praise Of Courageous Nuns Facing The Vatican Crackdown

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.05.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

It has been a rough spring for American nuns. They've been thinking unapproved thoughts and talking out of turn, and the male hierarchy of the church is not happy. And they are doing something about it.

Trouble At The Vatican

Pastor Don Mackenzie | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Pastor Don Mackenzie

What is happening at the Vatican is an illustration of the problem of balancing maintenance and attention to substance. But those who are involved at the levels of decision making in Vatican City are not evil people.

Pope And Top Aide Display Unity Amid Scandal

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Religion

* Pope arrives in Milan midst of worst crisis of reign * Powerful right-hand man at centre of scandal stands by his side ...

The Vatican's Long History Of Intrigue And Controversy

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Religion

* Pope Benedict says media accounts of scandal inaccurate * Leaked documents and intrusions on papal privacy not new * M...

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...

Vatican Detains Person With Documents In 'Vatileaks' Scandal

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, May 25 (Reuters) - The Vatican, which has been embroiled for months in a scandal involving the leak of secret papers, said on Friday i...

Corruption Scandal Rocks Vatican

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 03.27.2012 | Religion

Corruption Scandal Rocks Vatican, Whistle Blower Archbishop Vigano Was Transferred Against His Will

Advice for the Vatican

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Charles Kolb

It's clear what the Catholic Church must do: determine the facts, share them with the public, prosecute the alleged perpetrators, fix the system, and then make a sincere apology.

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?