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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis, Mr. Popularity: Winner in polls, Time Person of the Year

    Pope Francis, Mr. Popularity: Winner in polls, Time Person of the Year
    Pope Francis, who's become known for being frugal and down to earth, must be blushing. The pontiff's Q rating is soaring with his status as Time's Person of the Year and the results of two new popularity polls. U.S. Catholics approve of the pope more...
  • Pope Francis can be a player in Ukraine's identity crisis

    As pro-Western and pro-Russian Ukrainians battle over the future orientation of their country, there is a world figure who could offer an important symbolic gift to European-minded Ukrainians: Pope Francis. Stalin supposedly dismissed the importance...
  • Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year; Vatican is not surprised

    LONDON — Just nine months into his pontificate, Time magazine has named Pope Francis its Person of the Year, reflecting the energy and the new, overwhelmingly positive image that the former Argentinean archbishop has brought to the scandal-weary...
  • Chicago Archdiocese settles sexual abuse suit for $2.3M

    Chicago Archdiocese settles sexual abuse suit for $2.3M
    The Archdiocese of Chicago will pay $2.3 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a man now in his early 20s who alleged he was repeatedly sexually abused by a notorious former pastor of a West Side Catholic church about a decade ago, the man's attorneys...
  • Pope Francis 'clarifies' on gays, but conservatives won't be happy

    Pope Francis 'clarifies' on gays, but conservatives won't be happy
    It's a familiar cycle: Pope Francis says something that seems to soften the Roman Catholic Church’s attitude toward hot-button issues; liberals (Catholic and otherwise) rejoice; conservative Catholics rush to remind gleeful Francisphiles that the...