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  • Catholic group petitions Mahony not to attend papal conclave

     
    The group, Catholics United, collected nearly 10,000 signatures making "a simple request" that the retired archbishop of Los Angeles to not participate in the process, because of the priest abuse scandals that happened under his watch, said Chris...
  • Top cardinal defends Mahony on abuse scandal, takes on critics

     
    A top U.S. cardinal came to the defense of Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony, saying some priest abuse victims groups who have criticized Mahony may never be satisfied with the church's response to the crisis. Cardinal William Levada on Monday......
  • Mahony says he looks forward to voting on Pope Benedict's successor

     
    Cardinal Roger M. Mahony praised outgoing Pope Benedict XVI for his legacy of spreading Catholicism throughout the world and said he looks forward to traveling to Rome to help elect his successor....
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 13, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Japan, where vocational students raise their fists during a rally to start off job-hunting in Tokyo. The Japanese government announced 10.3 trillion yen in spending last month, which it predicts will increase...
  • Mahony to be questioned about abuse before voting on new pope

     
    Before Cardinal Roger M. Mahony boards a plane for Rome to help elect the next pope, he will be questioned under oath about his handling of clergy sex abuse cases. A judge cleared the way Friday for a Feb. 23......
  • Retired nun 'sad' that Cardinal Mahony will vote on next pope

     
    As surprise washed over Catholic parishioners Monday after the resignation announcement by Pope Benedict XVI, retired nun Mary Dispenza was left saddened that Cardinal Roger M. Mahony will have a hand in picking the pontiff's successor. Mahony, who was...
  • L.A. archbishop calls pope's retirement an 'act of humility'

     
    Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose H. Gomez told parishioners during a midday Mass on Monday that it was a historic day and Pope Benedict XVI's decision to retire was a Christ-like act of humility. Gomez made no direct mentions of......
  • Cardinal Mahony says Vatican told him to attend papal conclave

     
    Responding to protests over his attendance at the conclave in Rome to elect a new pope, Cardinal Roger Mahony told Catholic News Service this week that the Vatican told him to come to Rome and participate....
  • Pictures in the News | March 4, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins at the Vatican, where cardinals from around the world have gathered for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope after Benedict XVI's decision to retire....
  • Papal Conclave TV coverage

     
    This week, the Roman Catholic Church's 115 cardinal electors will convene to select a new leader, following the retirement of Benedict XVI. The papal conclave formally begins the afternoon of Tuesday, March 12, when the cardinals gather in the Sistine...
  • Reactions to Pope Benedict’s surprise resignation

     
    Religion News Service's Kevin Eckstrom  has reaction to the surprise announcement by Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that he is resigning at the end of the month due to health reasons. Benedict is the first Pope in 600 years to voluntarily step down: “...
  • Pope’s resignation: How big a surprise was ‘incredibly brave decision’?

     
    Pope Benedict XVI's decision to resign stunned the world Monday morning. The shock was reflected on morning programs.  Father John Wauck from Rome told ABC's “Good Morning America” that the pope's decision was “a great surprise for the...