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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...
  • Pope Francis was once a bouncer

    Pope Francis was once a bouncer
    During a four-hour visit to a church near Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis shared with parishioners some of the finer points of his résumé, including a stint working as a bouncer. The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, reported that the pope told a...
  • Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue

    Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue
    When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition, or lose their Catholic funding. Eight of the groups decided to...
  • Misreading Pope Francis

     Misreading Pope Francis
    Pope Francis' highly publicized recent interview with an Italian Jesuit magazine has ushered in a new era for the Roman Catholic Church — an era of record levels of misinterpretation of the pontiff's words, both by the liberal media and by...
  • Homeless during the holidays

    Homeless during the holidays
    Recently, in my old hometown in Montana, a man died of exposure. According to news reports, he was a Wal-Mart employee in the town of Miles City, homeless and living in his car when the weather plunged to 27 degrees below zero. We tend to shrug off...
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis says the Internet is a 'gift from God'

    Pope Francis says the Internet is a 'gift from God'
    ROME -- It may sometimes be a breeding ground for pornographers, bullies and hateful extremists, but the Internet received an official blessing Thursday from Pope Francis, who called it a "gift from God." "The digital world can be an environment rich...
  • Minnesota archdiocese names 34 priests accused of sexual abuse

    After months of accusations that it had mishandled the sensitive issue, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday disclosed the names of 34 priests who have been accused of sexually abusing minors, becoming the latest Roman Catholic Church...
  • Pope Francis to set up commission on child sexual abuse by priests

    Pope Francis to set up commission on child sexual abuse by priests
    ROME -- Pope Francis is forming a commission of experts to advise the Holy See on protecting children from abusive priests, keeping pedophiles out of the priesthood and caring for the victims of abuse, Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley said Thursday....
  • Pope Francis to form commission on sex abuse by priests

    Pope Francis to form commission on sex abuse by priests
    ROME — In his first formal response to one of the biggest challenges facing the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis is establishing a commission to look at how the church can better protect children from sexual abuse by its priests. The group's...
  • Letters: Cardinal Mahony's sins

    Letters: Cardinal Mahony's sins
    Re "A path to upheaval," Dec. 1, and "Into the light," Dec. 2 As a survivor of child sexual abuse by a Roman Catholic priest in Los Angeles, I have mixed feelings about the articles on Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, the retired archbishop of Los Angeles...
  • Top 10 most-talked-about people, topics on Facebook in 2013 [Photos]

    Top 10 most-talked-about people, topics on Facebook in 2013 [Photos]
    What do Pope Francis, the royal baby and Miley Cyrus all have in common? They each made it into Facebook's "Most Talked About in 2013" list. To celebrate the end of 2013, Facebook released a number of end-of-year lists on Monday. The lists include the...