| Sep 17, 2012
| 6:34 AM
A New London woman who says she was molested as a child by a now-deceased priest will receive $1.1 million from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich after a retiring Superior Court judge spent his last day on the bench mediating the settlement.
| 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...
| Jan 11, 2011
Roman Catholic Bishop John J. Ward of Los Angeles, who had been one of three surviving American bishops who participated in the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s, died Sunday in Culver City. He was 90.
Ward died of complications...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 1:35 PM
Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday named Miami Auxiliary Bishop John Noonan as the fifth Bishop of Orlando's Roman Catholic diocese.
Noonan, 59, has been auxiliary bishop of Miami since 2005. Although the appointment is effective immediately, Noonan's...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 10:57 AM
The effects of the euro zone debt crisis has reached into some of the holiest of halls, pushing the Vatican into one of its worst budget deficits in years.
The Holy See on Thursday reported a shortfall of 14.9 million euros, or $18.4 million.
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:13 PM
What does a church do when faced with potentially having to pay billions of dollars in damages to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of its clergy? As Jason Berry documents so well in his compelling new book, "Render Unto Rome," the Catholic Church's...
| Aug 23, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI recently sent his first tweet. Using an iPad.
Before this monumental event, the leader of the Catholic Church had been interacting with his followers via speeches, written by hand and sometimes composed entirely in Latin. But apparently...
| 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 6, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The Los Angeles Times has a story about a pre-lent promise by Pope Benedict XVI to fire up his Twitter account for 40 days of 140-character pontification: By Deborah Netburn Hey there, media savvy generation — as we enter the Lenten season, Pope...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The association of religion writers voted the controversy over the Islamic community center and mosque planned for near Ground Zero in New York City as the top story in 2010. The mosque story topped the poll of Religion Newswriters Association members....
| Jan 12, 2011
| 4:32 PM
An off-duty police officer who killed one Copt and wounded five others on board a train Tuesday didn't intentionally target Christians, Egypt's state news agency quoted an eyewitness as saying. "The attacker boarded the train with his face to the......
| Jan 14, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The Vatican announced today that Pope John Paul II, the immediate predecessor of the present pope, will be beatified May 1. Pope Benedict XVI has certified a miracle attributed to John Paul. The beatification will bring John Paul, who can now be called ...