| May 27, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Preparing for his return to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after six months' treatment at a center for pedophile priests, Father Michael Wempe sat down to type out a list of concerns. Arrangements for his dog. Counseling and support groups for himself....
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
No servant can serve two masters.
Those are the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. And yet how imperfectly have his followers taken them to heart. Throughout the history of Christianity, some of the most painful moments have been when church leaders...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:36 PM
MEXICO CITY -- The expectations surrounding the return of Pope Francis, the first pontiff to hail from the Americas, to his native region are enormous.
There has long been a thirst in Latin America, especially after the erudite and aloof Benedict XVI...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:50 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO — In a rare moment shielded from the world’s eyes, Pope Francis on Friday privately counseled young prisoners from several Rio de Janeiro jails, who in turn used the visit to draw attention to one of the most notorious massacres...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:07 PM
NOTRE DAME – In response to a question about gay people in the clergy, Pope Francis said on Monday, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"
Notre Dame theology and history professors Kathleen...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:11 PM
ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT (AP) — Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he won't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip.
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Connecticut has seen its share of certifiable sinners but, in the eyes of the Roman Catholic Church, no officially recognized saint. At least, not yet.
However, the cause to canonize Knights of Columbus founder Father Michael J. McGivney is being...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:05 AM
He wades into crowds without hesitation, shaking hands and kissing babies. He cracks jokes and delivers unscripted remarks, to the occasional dismay of staffers scrambling to keep up.
Four months in office, Pope Francis is engaged in what seems like a...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:24 PM
ROME -- A senior accountant in the Vatican’s finance department, an Italian intelligence agent and a banker were arrested Friday on suspicion of trying to smuggle the equivalent of $26 million into Italy in a private jet as part of a tax-dodging...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:07 PM
So, was that one small carry-on for a pope, one giant leap for Roman Catholics?
Heading off Monday for his first overseas trip, Pope Francis demonstrated the common touch we heard so much about when he was elected pontiff: He waited in line to board,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:44 AM
ROME --Former Pope Benedict XVI, who shocked the world by resigning in February, has reportedly revealed that God told him to do it during a "mystical experience."
The first pontiff to step down in six centuries, Benedict said, "God told me to," when...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 9:02 AM
ROME — Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s outgoing secretary of state, has denounced what he calls the “crows and vipers” at work within the Vatican and appeared to suggest that former Pope Benedict should share some of the...