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Legionaries Of Christ Rocked By Abuse, Secrecy, And Hypocrisy

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion

* Legionaries head asks forgiveness for mishandling case * Scandal concerns popular American priest who fathered a child ...

Catholic Anger! (Web Version)

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

No matter what you write, there are Catholics ready to take immediate offense, to explode in righteous anger, to threaten to report you to the proper authorities or, most of all, to correct.

WATCH: Christians In Philippines Self-Flagellate In Bloody Holy Week Ritual

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2012 | Religion

MABALACAT, Philippines – Hundreds of barefoot Filipinos marched on roads, carrying heavy wooden crosses and whipping their backs until they bled on ...

Dutch Roman Catholic Church Castrated Boys 'To Get Rid Of Homosexuality'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.22.2012 | Religion

Shocking reports have surfaced that reveal at least ten teenage boys were castrated in the 1950s by the Dutch Roman Catholic Church as a "treatment" f...

Millions Of Roman Catholics Defy Warning, Parade Through Manila

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 03.10.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine authorities lifted a security alert in the capital Tuesday after millions of Roman Catholic devotees paraded a ...

Major Changes In The Catholic Mass

AP | TOM BREEN | Posted 01.27.2012 | Religion

CLAYTON, N.C. — English-speaking Roman Catholics who have regularly attended Mass for years found themselves in an unfamiliar position Sunday, n...

Pope Prepares to Meet Gay, Divorced And Lutheran German Leadership

AP | By MELISSA EDDY | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

BERLIN -- When Benedict XVI arrives in Berlin this week, he will be greeted in his homeland by a Lutheran chancellor, a gay mayor and a divorced, rema...

Lack Of Cowboy Monks Forcing Catholic Monastery To Close Ranch

AP || Posted 09.30.2011 | Weird News

RICHARDTON, N.D. (AP) – A Roman Catholic monastery in North Dakota is putting its ranching operation out to pasture because it lacks monks with cowb...

iConfess: Apps For Coming Theologically Clean

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

While some users might consider "Confession" little more than a gimmick, its creators appear to be serious about their intent: to draw more Catholics back to the church.

'The Rite': Something To Believe In?

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Faith is powerful, yes, the film posits, but so are the forces of darkness. It's not an easy fight and woe to the man who thinks it is.

Catholic Interest In Exorcism Booming

New York Times | LAURIE GOODSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The rite of exorcism, rendered gory by Hollywood and ridiculed by many modern believers, has largely fallen out of favor in the Roman Catholic Church ...

The Killing Fields and Indonesia's Relations with Cambodia Revisited

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Benny Widyono at an Indonesian Consulate fete years ago. I knew upon meeting him that he had an extraordinary mind and knew Asia's south...

New Catholic Mass Approved

Religion News Service | Kevin Eckstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The most sweeping changes to the Catholic Mass in 40 years will be rolled out in 2011, the U...

Zafen: New Interest-Free Microloan Initiative Launched for Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Haiti provides fertile ground for economic experiments. Its people are ready and willing, and when the right program hits, everyone will benefit. Zafe...

Vatican Moves To Block Questioning Of Pope In Abuse Lawsuit

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Vatican is asking a federal judge to reject an attempt to question Pope Benedict XVI under oath in a Kentucky sex abuse la...

Man Says He Was Abused By Nun

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A man says he was abused by a nun while a child - the first such accusation amid widening allegations of sexual misdeeds leveled against Austria's Roman Catholic church.

Celibacy Partly To Blame For Clerical Sex Abuse, Says Cardinal | Richard Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A cardinal seen as a future candidate for the papacy has broken a Vatican taboo by raising the possibility that priestly celibacy is among the causes ...

U.S. Jews Protest Catholic Document On Salvation

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Major Jewish groups and rabbis from the three largest branches of American Judaism said Thursday that their relationship with Roman C...

Obama-Biden: A Match Made In Iowa

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Obama's decision is no surprise to those of us who witnessed how well the Biden and Obama camps worked together during the Iowa caucuses. Biden's many supporters there are jumping for joy.