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  • In Theory: Is atheism on the attack?

    Q. With the recent publication of books such as "god [sic] Is Not Great," "The God Delusion," "Letter To A Christian Nation" and "The End Of Faith" by so-called "New Atheists" like Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, atheism seems to...
  • Pope John Paul II One Step Closer to Sainthood

    Pope John Paul II One Step Closer to Sainthood
    VATICAN CITY -- The pope on Friday signed off on the miracle needed for the beatification of Pope John Paul II, and set May 1 as the date to honor one of the most beloved popes of all times as a model of saintliness for the church. Pope Benedict XVI said...
  • Family criticizes Notre Dame in 2nd sex attack case

    Family criticizes Notre Dame in 2nd sex attack case
    For the second time this school year, a family has complained that the University of Notre Dame failed to swiftly and thoroughly investigate their daughter's report of being sexually attacked in a residence hall. The family of a woman who attended nearby...
  • The God Squad: Parents shouldn't deny 'old-fashioned' moral code

    Question: Despite the conservative Catholic stance on morality and church issues we've taken all our married life, our older unmarried son and daughter have no problem with sleeping over at a lover's home, in the same bed, with the full knowledge of the...
  • Catholic bishops to gather in Seattle, weigh charter revisions

    Catholic bishops to gather in Seattle, weigh charter revisions
    Proposed revisions to a U.S. Roman Catholic Church charter that addresses the sexual abuse of children by priests are insignificant and fail to address church cover-ups, critics said on Tuesday. Members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests...
  • Catholic bishops meet in Bellevue to discuss clergy sex abuse

    Catholic bishops meet in Bellevue to discuss clergy sex abuse
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened their spring meeting Wednesday with votes planned on revising the church's policy on protecting children from clergy sex abuse, and on a statement opposing physician-assisted suicide. More than 300 clergy...
  • Doug Daniels: Are Hippies to Blame for Priest Pedophilia?

    Doug Daniels: Are Hippies to Blame for Priest Pedophilia?
    Last week a highly anticipated report about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church was released, immediately drawing criticism from abuse victims and advocacy groups. The nearly $2 million study was conducted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice....
  • Connecticut renegades break free of the Vatican to define their Catholic identities ¿more authentically¿

    When Shawn Smith was young, he dreamed of entering the priesthood. It was in his genes. He had priests for uncles, nuns for aunts and dedicated parishioners for parents. He believed in the holiness of the Eucharist — its power to mysteriously...
  • New report on priestly abuse: A priest's view

    New report on priestly abuse: A priest's view
    By and large, priests don’t molest because they are gay, or because the Catholic Church requires priests not to marry. Nor did the problem stem from changes in seminaries after Vatican II. What, then? Those reasons are more elusive, a fact that...
  • Suit: 2 popes enabled Chicago pedophile priest

    Emboldened by a recent court ruling that ordered the Vatican to open its records about a priest accused of child sex abuse, a Minneapolis attorney has sued the Vatican on behalf of a mother whose son was molested by former Roman Catholic priest Daniel...
  • Priest Accused of Fathering Child with Married Woman

    Priest Accused of Fathering Child with Married Woman
    A Cass County man says his youngest son was fathered by a Catholic priest. It's the latest lawsuit against the Diocese of St. Joseph-Kansas City. The man involved says the affair destroyed his marriage and is now filing for divorce. The victim says he'...
  • Pope accepts Archibishop Daniel Bechlein's early retirement

    Pope accepts Archibishop Daniel Bechlein's early retirement
    At the age of 73, Archbishop Daniel Buechlein announced his early retirement because of various health issues Wednesday. In 2008, Archbishop Buechlein battled Hodgkin's lymphoma.  During that year, he had chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  Then,...