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Associated PressFrom "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...
Re "What we need in a pope," Opinion, March 3 The several different opinions by Roman Catholics collected and published by The Times on the hoped-for qualities of the next pope encompass a wide spectrum. But reading these short Op-Ed pieces, one...
The Religion WorldAs the pontificate of Benedict XVI winds down, many American Catholics express a desire for change, according to a new survey report by the Pew Research Center. For example, most Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry. And...
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. The...
In January 2002, the Boston Globe published the first in a series of articles that exposed the sordid history of sexual abuse of youth in the Boston Roman Catholic archdiocese. Those stories revealed how church officials had kept knowledge of abuse from...
Nothing distinguished the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI so much as the way in which he is leaving. We should be grateful that he realizes his body is failing him — most people in power do not — and is abdicating. But let's not forget that it...
Re "Pope steps down," and "After Benedict XVI," Editorial, Feb. 12 My guess, or hope, is that underlying the numerous circumstances prompting Pope Benedict XVI's decision to step down is the crushing moral and spiritual weight of presiding over a church...
Tags: HIV, Abusive Behavior, Roman Catholicism, Christianity
In nearly eight years as pope, Benedict XVI embraced a traditionalist — and to many critics, authoritarian — view of both the papacy and of church teaching. So it's ironic that he will be remembered for his revolutionary decision to relinquish...
Tags: Anglicanism, Vatican City, Rome (Italy), Benedict XVI, The Pope
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...
As he nears his own retirement, Cardinal Francis George will head to Rome likely to play a powerful role in choosing Pope Benedict XVI's successor and charting a course for the next chapter of the Roman Catholic Church. Most recently focused on reaching...
Tags: Voting, Vatican City, John Paul II, Rome (Italy), Benedict XVI
WSBT-TVSOUTH BEND – Many questions are surrounding the pope's sudden resignation. It's something that hasn't happened in our lifetime. So what will a new pope mean for the Catholic Church? Our experts said once a new pope is elected, they don't...
Tags: Roman Catholicism, Christianity
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...
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