iOS app Android app

Vatican Scandal

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...

Pope Cleans House After Vatican Leak Scandal

AP | Posted 12.07.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI moved Friday to shore up the papal household in the aftermath of the Vatican's leaks scandal, naming his trusted sec...

LATEST: Vatican Computer Tech Guy Convicted In Vatileaks Scandal

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 01.10.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican court on Saturday convicted a Holy See computer technician of helping the former papal butler in the embarrassing leak ...

GRAND THEFT: Pope's Butler And Accomplice To Stand Trial

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 10.13.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican judge on Monday ordered the pope's butler and a fellow lay employee to stand trial for the alleged pilfering of documen...

Vatican To Decide Whether Pope's Butler To Stand Trial

AP | Posted 08.08.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican says it will announce its decision Monday on whether to order the pope's butler to stand trial in the theft and leaking of...

Vatican Blames Media For Latest Scandal

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 08.18.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's No. 2 official on Monday blamed the media – and the devil – for fueling the scandal over leaked Vatican...

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...

Pope Breaks Silence Over Vatileaks Scandal

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI broke his silence Wednesday over the leaked documents scandal that has convulsed the Vatican, saying he was saddene...

Vatican Arrests Suspect In Secret Document Leak Case

AP | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said Friday that it has arrested someone for illegally holding secret documents as it tries to get to the bottom of a...

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...

'Vatileaks' Casts Cloud Over New Cardinal Ceremony

AP | By NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 04.18.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- A scandal over leaked Vatican documents and reports of political infighting, financial mismanagement and administrative chaos in the H...

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?