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  • $3.15 million settlement reached in Archdiocese sex abuse lawsuit

    $3.15 million settlement reached in Archdiocese sex abuse lawsuit
    A $3.15 million settlement has been reached in a sexual abuse claim of a victim who said he was abused by the then-Rev. Daniel McCormack, who pleaded guilty in 2007 to multiple counts of criminal sexual assault. The victim filed the lawsuit in 2010...
  • Oregon's same-sex marriage battle divides people of faith

    PORTLAND, Ore. — When Jackie Yerby and a small band of devout Catholics go to the cathedral for Mass this Ash Wednesday, they will be sending an unmistakable message. Pinned to their lapels will be big white buttons that proclaim, "Catholic...
  • The pope, the pill and the court

    Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that a group of Colorado nuns will not be required to offer contraceptive coverage to employees while pursuing its legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The nuns' action highlights the misunderstandings and...
  • The president, the pope and practical politics

    The president, the pope and practical politics
    President Obama is scheduled to visit Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, and the meeting will probably take the usual form of encounters between presidents and pontiffs: a polite conversation about their common agenda on poverty and world peace,...
  • Russell Crowe goes to see Pope Francis, but not in private

    Russell Crowe goes to see Pope Francis, but not in private
    "Noah" star Russell Crowe and a few of the filmmakers behind the upcoming movie epic made it to Vatican City on Thursday for Pope Francis' weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. It wasn't a private meeting with the pope, and apparently a...
  • Fighting to be heard amid church's silence

     Fighting to be heard amid church's silence
    Amid the thousands of pages of despair in files documenting how Chicago church leaders in the past shielded pedophile priests, one name emerges repeatedly as a persistent, but frustrated, voice for the victims. She is, at times, referred to as Sister...
  • Pope tells Mafia to stop evil or prepare for hell

    ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in an annual ceremony held to remember the hundreds of innocent people murdered by the Italian mafia, made a solemn plea for mobsters to change or else "end up in hell". The mafia continues to plague much of southern Italy:...
  • Speaker Boehner invites Pope Francis to address Congress

    Speaker Boehner invites Pope Francis to address Congress
    WASHINGTON -- Speaker John A. Boehner has invited Pope Francis to deliver a joint address to Congress, in what would be the first such session by the head of the Catholic Church. The invitation was made on the first anniversary of popular pope's...
  • Letter: U.S. presence missed at Vatican ceremony

    On Sunday, April 27, millions of viewers across the globe witnessed the momentous, historical occasion in Vatican City when Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII were canonized as saints by Pope Francis, with Pope Emeritus Benedict VI in attendance. Many...
  • Pope Francis declares two new saints, plays up Vatican II

    Pope Francis declares two new saints, plays up Vatican II
    Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for a pair of former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, thrilling multitudes who gathered in St. Peter's Square and elsewhere to witness the double canonization. It was the first time in the history of the...
  • Vatican to debate teachings on divorce, birth control, gay unions

    Contraception, cohabitation, divorce, remarriage and same-sex unions: They're issues that pain and puzzle Roman Catholics who want to be true to both their church and themselves. Now those issues are about to be put up for debate by their leader, a...
  • St. Francis High football staying put in Mission League, Western Division

    St. Francis High football staying put in Mission League, Western Division
    LONG BEACH — On a morning in which the St. Francis High football team could have been moved into one of two different leagues and what most consider up three divisions, the Golden Knights instead found their position within the Mission League not...