| Apr 18, 2010
| 9:05 AM
VALLETTA, Malta -- Pope Benedict XVI met Sunday with a group of clerical sex-abuse victims and promised them with tears in his eyes that the Catholic Church would seek justice for pedophile priests and implement "effective measures" to protect young...
| Apr 20, 2010
| 7:54 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope has accepted the resignation of Miami Archbishop John Favalora and named Orlando's bishop to replace him.
Favalora in December turns 75, the normal retirement age for bishops. Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday accepted his...
| May 3, 2010
The Vatican's decision to assume leadership of the scandal-plagued Legionaries of Christ won acceptance Sunday from the order, but one of the men who has accused its founder of sexually abusing seminarians called for an independent inquiry into the...
| Jun 22, 2010
The Legionaries of Christ and the estate of the priest who once led the Roman Catholic order, the Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado, are being sued by a man who says he is one of several children whom Degollado fathered.
The lawsuit, brought in state court...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 7:22 AM
The West Catholic High School Band spent their spring break at the Vatican.
Members of the Grand Rapids high school band returned Sunday from a trip to Italy and a performance before Pope Benedict XVI. They played before a crowd of 20,000 people...
| 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...
| Nov 4, 2010
I've been quite amused by the News-Press and Burbank Leader sports departments the last couple of weeks, as all eyes were locked on our little newsroom television as it showed images of various baseball competitions played to determine who would be the...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 8:16 AM
St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in the NoLita neighborhood of Manhattan was the Roman Catholic cathedral of New York from the time it was built in 1815 to 1879, when a new cathedral -- St. Patrick's on Fifth Avenue -- was built. After Old St. Pat's, as it's...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 5:24 AM
If it seems like time has flown by since the funeral of Pope John Paul II, well, you’re right. It’s been only six years. Yet the late pope is soon to be just one step away from sainthood. How did that happen?
Some critics are asking that...
| May 1, 2011
| 7:08 PM
VATICAN CITY (KTLA) -- At least one million Catholics from around the world gathered at the Vatican Sunday for the beatification of Pope John Paul II.
A giant portrait of the late pontiff was unveiled before the crowds and Pope Benedict XVI.
| Apr 30, 2011
| 7:16 PM
Pope John Paul II moves a step closer to sainthood on Sunday when his successor beatifies him before an expected crowd of several hundred thousand people. Pilgrims from all over the world, many from the pope's native Poland, have flocked to Rome to...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 7:43 PM
Pope John Paul's coffin was exhumed on Friday ahead of his beatification as tens of thousands of people began arriving in Rome for one of the biggest events since his funeral in 2005.
The Vatican said the coffin was removed from the crypts below St...