| Jan 19, 2011
| 3:02 PM
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...
| Sep 17, 2010
British police staged a pre-dawn raid at a London garbage depot Friday, arresting five street cleaners in a suspected terrorist plot against Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of his state visit to Britain. A sixth person was arrested later in the day....
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:41 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 2:09 PM
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is facing a new legal worry. It's part of an ongoing priest sex scandal. Punitive damages based on a new court filing.
In a five page motion, attorney Rebecca Randles says the Diocese lied in a press statement to...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 5:17 PM
Two former Penn State officials were charged on Monday with covering up alleged sexual assaults of young boys by a former coach, as authorities widely criticized the university for allowing the abuse to continue unchecked for more than a decade.
| Sep 13, 2011
| 11:16 AM
Victims of sexual abuse by the clergy want the International Criminal Court to investigate Pope Benedict and three Vatican officials for allowing the rape and sexual abuse of children.
The New York-based rights group Center for Constitutional Rights...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 5:54 AM
Four Oregon men sued the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday for $20 million over childhood sexual abuse they say they suffered at the hands of a pedophile knowingly appointed as their scoutmaster in the 1970s.
The four lawsuits, filed in Multnomah County...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:32 PM
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,...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 7:33 PM
Most of us would rather take a bullet than stand by and watch a child be hurt. It's difficult for us to fathom a mindset that places a higher priority on the sheltering of a suspected pedophile than on the harm done to alleged victims.
But, as shocking...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 2:25 PM
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'...
| May 11, 2011
| 5:36 PM
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...
| May 20, 2011
| 4:50 PM
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...