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  • Pope Francis will follow through on convictions

    The article on the front page of the July 8 Morning Call, with Pope Francis begging for forgiveness during his homily, has moved me very much back to my faith after I was turned away by the atrocities committed by the upper echelon of the Roman Catholic...
  • Pope Francis begs forgiveness of sex abuse victims

    Pope Francis begs forgiveness of sex abuse victims
    Pope Francis met for the first time with victims of clerical sexual abuse on Monday and pledged that bishops who covered up such abuse of minors would be held accountable. Likening the abuse to a “sacrilegious cult” that drove its victims...
  • Mobile screenings, Christianity, and duck: Letters

    Mobile screenings a boon As I read the Sunday article "Mobile-screening debate: Lifesaver or moneymaker?" I felt encouraged that readers would learn about onsite screenings. But I also was concerned that many would question the validity of mobile...
  • Did Pope Francis really say 2% of Catholic clergy are pedophiles?

    Did Pope Francis really say 2% of Catholic clergy are pedophiles?
    An interview that credits Pope Francis as saying about 2% of Roman Catholic clerics are pedophiles stirred controversy Sunday, as the Vatican sought to raise questions about the article's accuracy and others called on the pope to take more action on the...
  • New Vatican bank chief vows focus on `Catholic, ethical investments'

    VATICAN CITY The newly appointed head of the Vatican's bank, the Institute for Religious Works, pledged on Wednesday to focus on "Catholic, ethical investments," as part of plans to clean up the scandal-plagued institution. Over the decades, the...
  • Cardinal Brennan building up for sale

    Cardinal Brennan building up for sale
    The former Cardinal Brennan Junior-Senior High School in Schuylkill County will be put up for sale in the near future by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown. The announcement was made this week by the diocese through communications director Matt...
  • Pope Francis names new head of scandal-plagued Vatican bank

    Pope Francis names new head of scandal-plagued Vatican bank
    The Vatican named a new head and board for its scandal-plagued bank Wednesday, capping a cleanup campaign overseen by Pope Francis that has seen hundreds of suspect accounts shut down. French financier Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, who called his new job "a...
  • Roberto Clemente a saint? He's in the ballpark.

    Roberto Clemente a saint? He's in the ballpark.
    At my Catholic boys high school in Pittsburgh, every class began with a prayer. Although prayers were usually led by teachers, our freshman history teacher Mr. Wynn subcontracted the job to students. Eager to delay the actual lesson, we prolonged the...
  • Kansas City Diocese ordered to pay $1.1 million for violating contract with sex abuse victims

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Six years after reaching a $10 million settlement with victims of sexual abuse, the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has been ordered to pay $1.1 million for violating terms of the contract. The order, issued by arbitrator...
  • Pope's takes bold step by condemning Mafia

    PITTSBURGH When Pope Francis declared last week that organized crime figures are "excommunicated" from the Catholic Church, he wasn't making a formal legal declaration against any individuals by name. But by venturing into southern Italy with its...
  • Vatican acknowledges being out of step with ordinary Catholics

    VATICAN CITY The Vatican acknowledged Thursday that many Catholics do not understand or follow its teachings on marriage and sexual ethics as it commented the results of a worldwide consultation. In the past months, ordinary Catholics were polled on hot-...
  • Pope Francis' none-too-subtle Vatican 'dress code'

    Vaticanologists — the Catholic version of Kremlinologists — are journalists and scholars who scrutinize even the most trivial actions for clues to the thinking of the pope. A subset of this group (in which I include myself) pays special...