| 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 &...
| 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...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Files recently released by the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese show that 29 clergy accused of sexual abuse served assignments at local parishes, where some of the alleged child molestation took place.
Of the 29 men who were named, eight were...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 1:44 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky appears determined to hold out for a trial on explosive child sexual abuse charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life, legal experts said.
Sandusky could face...
| Sep 3, 2012
Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a rare and often outspoken liberal within the highly conservative Catholic Church hierarchy who was nevertheless often mentioned as a candidate for pope, died Friday. He was 85.
Martini, a Jesuit and former...
| Jul 29, 2011
As papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi had the formidable job of representing the Vatican at a time of challenge and scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as escorting Pope Benedict XVI on his 2008 American visit. By...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2011
A History of the Papacy
John Julius Norwich
Random House: 513 pp., $30
When preeminent British historian John Julius Norwich tells us in the introduction to his sweeping history of the Catholic papacy that his job is to give us "a...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 4:36 PM
"Supernanny" completes its six-season run at 8 tonight. For her last challenge, Jo Frost travels to Houston to help a single father of three sons, whose ages are 6, 4 and 3. The boys' mother died of breast cancer a year earlier, and that situation touches...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 4:32 PM
William A. Donahue, publisher of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights' Catalyst publication, had this take on celibacy and sexual abuse: “Homosexuals are responsible for almost all of the predatory behavior so how would marriage...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Religion News Service writer David Gibson discusses why Penn State is — and isn't — like the Catholic Church: (RNS) Penn State coaching legend Joe Paterno is out in the university’s burgeoning sex abuse scandal, and comparisons to the...