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  • Cardinal Dolan says Catholic Church 'caricatured as anti-gay'

    As gay marriage legislation picks up momentum across the country, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan said the Roman Catholic Church is losing the fight because it's been "caricatured as anti-gay." Dolan, a charismatic cardinal who until recently was...
  • Pope Francis declares Jesuit priest Peter Faber a saint

    Pope Francis declares Jesuit priest Peter Faber a saint
    The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis has bypassed the normal procedures for canonization and named an early member of his own order as a saint, according to the National Catholic Reporter.  Fr. Peter Faber (Pierre Favre), the newly named saint,...
  • 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...
  • Letters: Pope Francis pushes his church

    Re "Pope's manifesto calls for decentralized church," Nov. 27 Contrary to Pope Francis' comments, capitalism has done more to empower people and raise living standards than any other force in history. As Milton Friedman pointed out years ago: "The...
  • Angered by church sex abuse, readers turn against Cardinal Mahony

    Angered by church sex abuse, readers turn against Cardinal Mahony
    During the Roman Catholic Church's decades-long sex abuse crisis, then-Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Mahony went to great lengths to keep law enforcement uninvolved. Instead of handing priests accused of abuse over to police, he would send them to...
  • 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....
  • Church revelations leave faithful 'disappointed, saddened'

     Church revelations leave faithful 'disappointed, saddened'
    At an anti-abortion rally last Sunday, Cardinal Francis George proclaimed to a downtown crowd of thousands that culture and societies can change. "Because you tell the truth, the pro-life movement can come in from the cold," said Chicago's shivering...
  • Activists draw attention to accusations involving 3 deceased priests

    Activists draw attention to accusations involving 3 deceased priests
    Three deceased Archdiocese of Chicago priests accused of sexually abusing minors were the focus of anti-abuse activists’ scrutiny Sunday that also drew attention to protocols church officials used to withhold their identities until last week....
  • 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...