| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Confidential personnel records from five Catholic religious orders were turned over to victims of sexual abuse Wednesday in the first wave of a court-ordered public disclosure expected to shed light on the role the groups, operating independently of the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"The Simpsons," "Portlandia" and the Grammy Awards were among the programs honored in the first batch of winners of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Most winners won't be announced for another month, but on Wednesday the Academy of Television Arts &...
| Apr 26, 2013
WHITLEY CITY, Ky. — Five years after church officials ordered the Rev. Carroll Howlin to stop functioning as a missionary priest in this isolated mountain community, Joliet diocesan leaders received a letter from a suburban pastor that illuminated...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:52 AM
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The archbishop of Milwaukee wrote a letter in 2003 to the Vatican office overseeing clergy sex abuse cases begging it to remove a priest who had repeatedly abused children, showed no remorse and at least once engaged in sexual...
| Mar 14, 2013
Stakes are high in selection of new pope
To the editor:
As journalists rush for news about papal frontrunners, they allow real issues to be passed over or inaccurately addressed. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, the favorite interviewee of American...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 11:12 AM
From "the end of the earth," the Catholic Church found a surprising new leader Wednesday, a pioneer pope from Argentina who took the name Francis, a pastor rather than a manager to resurrect a church and faith in crisis. He is the first pontiff from the...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:30 PM
The Roman Catholic Church’s first Latin American pope, who lived in a small apartment and used public transportation as a cardinal, sparked excitement among Tri-State area clergy and church members Thursday.
Members of the clergy in the Tri-State...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:44 PM
The Roman Catholic religious order that runs Brother Rice High School in Chicago and St. Laurence High School in Burbank didn't want Brother Edward Chrysostom Courtney in Chicago any longer. So in the early 1970s, the Irish Christian Brothers shipped...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:38 AM
Internal church records released Tuesday show that Chicago Jesuits consciously concealed the crimes of convicted sex offender Donald McGuire for more than 40 years as the prominent Roman Catholic priest continued to sexually abuse dozens of children...
| Jun 17, 2013
They followed their parents to remote regions of the world to preach the Gospel. But in recent years, dozens of adults, known in evangelical Christian circles as "MKs," or missionary kids, have come forward to report decades-old abuse at the hands of...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 5:53 PM
There is something about me that is happier when accompanied by a small boy.... Perhaps besides the sexual element, the child in me wants a playmate.
— Father Robert Van Handel ::
Damian Eckert turned on the computer in his in-laws' home office,...
| Feb 20, 2013
ROME -- A senior Vatican official called Cardinal Roger Mahony's participation in the selection of the next pope "troubling," but said there was no formal procedure to stop the retired Los Angeles archbishop from attending the conclave next month.