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  • 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...
  • Pope Francis calls abortion a product of a 'throwaway culture'

    ROME --  After expressing frustration with the Roman Catholic Church’s focus on hot-button doctrinal issues, Pope Francis launched a stinging attack on abortion Friday, calling it the product of a “throwaway culture.” “Every baby...
  • No bull: Pope Francis in his own words

     
    Excerpts below from: Pope Francisco writes to La Repubblica: "An open dialogue with non-believers" (Sept. 4, 2013) Encyclical letter Lumen Feidei of the Supreme Pontiff Francis to the bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons and the lay faithful. On...
  • Archbishop Thomas Wenski

    Archbishop Thomas Wenski
    Last week: The extraordinary call of Pope Francis for prayer and fasting to avert the folly of U.S. military intervention in Syria. He called for a political — not a military solution to the humanitarian crisis that is Syria today, with two...
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis offers a small olive branch to those of little faith

     
    Here’s what I believe: If there’s an afterlife with a gatekeeper, that gatekeeper won't be concerned with what you thought, but with what you did. Were you kind? Were you generous? Were you loyal? Were you honest? Were you fair?......
  • What's in a name? A lot when a pope chooses it

    Habemus Papam! We have a pope! That was the word, or rather the words, from St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday, and it wasn't just a worldwide church that had awaited the news, but the world itself. And the news was good, as in the Good News. For...
  • A breath of fresh air from the Vatican

    A few words on the new pope. Since ascending to the papacy in March, the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio has managed to surprise and impress the religious and irreligious alike by living a brand of faith seldom seen on the public stage. Pope Francis insists...
  • Reality check on Pope Francis

     
    The Age (Australia) reports: Dissident priest Greg Reynolds has been both defrocked and excommunicated over his support for women priests and gay (marriage) - the first person ever excommunicated in Melbourne, he believes. The order comes direct from...
  • Popes John Paul II, John XXIII to be canonized together in April

    LONDON – The pope who tried to modernize the Roman Catholic Church and the one who directed its moral force against godless communism will be officially declared saints next April, the Vatican announced Monday. John XXIII and John Paul II are to...
  • Catholic Church in El Salvador shuts down rights and legal office

    Catholic Church in El Salvador shuts down rights and legal office
    MEXICO CITY — The Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador has abruptly closed its important human rights and legal aid office, which for years, and sometimes at great risk, denounced and investigated the most egregious atrocities surrounding that...
  • Seeking new home, at least 94 Eritreans die as boat sinks off Italy

    Seeking new home, at least 94 Eritreans die as boat sinks off Italy
    ROME -- The Eritreans were seeking a new life in Europe, with about 500 of them crowded aboard a 66-foot boat crossing the Mediterranean. Instead, the vessel caught fire and capsized Thursday, in one of the worst disasters seen on a route sailed by...