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  • Pope apologizes for Church's sexual abuse, calls it 'sacrilegious cult'

    Pope apologizes for Church's sexual abuse, calls it 'sacrilegious cult'
    Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the Church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. "For some time now I have felt in my heart deep pain and suffering,"...
  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles ordains four new priests

    Archdiocese of Los Angeles ordains four new priests
    The four men were dressed in white and cream-colored robes. They knelt on the stone floor, ending up face down in a supplicating sign of obedience and respect. In front of thousands of onlookers, they were about to become Catholic priests. "Lord have...
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis begins Middle East pilgrimage

    Pope Francis begins Middle East pilgrimage
    Pope Francis landed in Jordan on Saturday, beginning a three-day Mideast pilgrimage he vowed would be religious in nature, but will inevitably reflect the region’s volatile politics. After touching down at Amman’s Queen Alia International...
  • Pope Francis arrives in Jordan with a message of peace

    Pope Francis arrives in Jordan with a message of peace
    Bearing a message of peace to a strife-torn region, Pope Francis embraced Christian pilgrims and refugees Saturday, the inaugural day of a three-day Mideast pilgrimage. The pope landed in Jordan for a sojourn he vowed would be religious in nature, but...
  • George sets example for other bishops

    George sets example for other bishops
    Cardinal Francis George has said for years that he hoped to become the first Roman Catholic archbishop of Chicago to retire and meet his successor. Last week, the archdiocese announced that he could get that chance, with the search for the next archbishop...
  • Italy's Singing Nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia, Wins 'The Voice Of Italy'

    ROME - Italy's singing nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia, is the winner of "The Voice of Italy," after becoming a global sensation starting in March when her rendition of Alicia Keys' "No One" in the talent show's blind audition got more than 50 million hits...
  • Singing nun Sister Cristina Scuccia wins Italian 'Voice'

    Move over, Pope Francis. There's a new Catholic rock star in town.  On Thursday, Sister Cristina Scuccia, a 25-year-old Sicilian nun, clinched victory in "The Voice of Italy" with a spirited performance of "What a Feeling," the catchy theme from...
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis visits Bethlehem, calls for Mideast settlement

    Pope Francis visits Bethlehem, calls for Mideast settlement
    Pope Francis arrived Sunday in the place where Christianity began and said that the time had come to put an end to the “increasingly unacceptable” conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land. “For the good of all, there...
  • Pope Francis calls on Israel, Palestinians to back two-state solution

    Pope Francis calls on Israel, Palestinians to back two-state solution
    On a day bookended by visits to the sites of Jesus' birth and death, Pope Francis on Sunday called on Palestinians and Israelis to recognize that "there is simply no other way" than a two-state solution for them to coexist peacefully after decades of...
  • In Israel, Pope Francis says there is 'no other way' but peace

    Landing in Israel on his whistle-stop tour of the Holy Land, Pope Francis declared Sunday that “there is simply no other way” besides a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace in this violence-racked region. The...