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  • Philomena Lee Meets the Pope

    The subject of the Weinstein Co.'s "Philomena" met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, an unusual encounter that added to the publicity surrounding the movie in the midst of the Oscar race. Philomena Lee, whose son was sold for adoption by nuns...
  • The U.N. goes too far in faulting the Vatican for its theology

    A United Nations committee made headlines this week when it released a report criticizing the Vatican — a nation-state as well as the center of Roman Catholicism — for allowing priests to abuse tens of thousands of children over the years. The...
  • In Theory: A campaign to include and not exclude

    "We should be known not by what we oppose, but rather by what we propose," said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez on the launch of his project called the Imago Dei. The campaign calls on evangelicals to recognize and affirm that undocumented immigrants, gays,...
  • Single mothers-to-be and gays fight firings from Catholic school jobs

    A pregnant Montana teacher who alleges that she was fired from a Catholic middle school because she was not married has hired a law firm in the latest conflict between religious doctrine and shifting societal values. Shaela Evenson, 36, was fired from...
  • Berlin Film Review: 'Stations of the Cross'

    A sense of humor is the last thing one expects in a dour German drama about the dangers of fanatical Catholicism, but thankfully helmer Dietrich Brueggemann and his sister Anna inject a touch of deliberate silliness into their script for "Stations of...
  • 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....
  • Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns

    Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns
    Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena," appeared under the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall this month to receive the latest of...
  • TV Review: Frontline's 'Secrets of the Vatican'

    Pope Benedict XVI's unprecedented retirement and subsequent enthusiasm surrounding Pope Francis has certainly stoked interest in the Catholic Church, an organization (with apologies to Dan Brown's readers) that remains shrouded in mystery. Yet PBS'...
  • Is Benedict helping Francis 'downsize' the papacy?

    Is Benedict helping Francis 'downsize' the papacy?
    Vaticanologists inside and outside journalism have been puzzling over the surprise appearance of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at a ceremony Saturday at which his successor, Pope Francis, installed new members of the College of Cardinals. ABC News...
  • Letters: Anti-gay bill isn't very Christian

    Re "Arizona bill under fire from business," Feb. 23 What an amazing revelation: Four Roman Catholic bishops in Arizona are asking the faithful to support legislation that will give business owners the right to refuse service to customers who happen to...
  • Alec Baldwin abandons battlefield to paparazzi

    If you're like me , and I'm not advising it, you sometimes read the reaction to an article before you read the article itself. That's how my pity party for celebrity got started early Monday when I saw a New York Post article with the headline "Alec...
  • Pope Francis drops 'F-bomb' during Vatican blessing

    Pope Francis drops 'F-bomb' during Vatican blessing
    Pope Francis may have to go to confession after witnesses say he accidentally dropped the Italian equivalent of the F-bomb during his weekly blessing from the Vatican. The Argentine pope was delivering his blessing in Italian on Sunday when it happened:...