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  • Pope meets with abuse victims, apologizes for church coverups

    VATICAN CITY Pope Francis met privately with a small group of victims of pedophile priests Monday and apologized for the way the Catholic Church covered up child sex abuse perpetuated by clergy members. "Before God and his people, I express my sorrow for...
  • 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 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,"...
  • 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' 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...
  • Encourage reaching middle ground in Middle East

    A June 27 letter to the editor ("A divestment decision") regarding the Presbyterian Church (USA) action on its investment in three American companies is unfortunate. This was a very close vote, decided by a margin of only 1 percent of the 650...
  • Catholics march in Pride Parade: 'This is all about justice'

    Catholics march in Pride Parade: 'This is all about justice'
    Parishioners from a Lincoln Park Roman Catholic parish are marching in today's Pride Parade to show their solidarity with Dignity Chicago, an independent ministry for gay, lesbian and transgender Catholics. More than a dozen parishioners from St....
  • Vatican defrocks former papal envoy accused of child sex abuse

    The former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of having sexually abused boys in Santo Domingo, has been defrocked by a Vatican tribunal, Catholic Church officials here said Friday. Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski of Poland was convicted...
  • Palestinians hope Pope Francis' visit will be catalyst for statehood

    Palestinians hope Pope Francis' visit will be catalyst for statehood
    Although Pope Francis has insisted that his upcoming visit to the Holy Land is "strictly religious," many Palestinians are hoping the visit will have political ramifications, drawing attention to their plight and speeding up efforts to establish an...
  • Living Here: Outdoor activities

    Living Here: Outdoor activities
    Cycling The Peninsula offers many opportunities for cycling enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy group rides, solo jaunts or competitions, Hampton Roads has many opportunities. Courses and trailways in the Tidewater region tend to be flat but are often...
  • Search begins for Cardinal Francis George's successor

    Search begins for Cardinal Francis George's successor
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago could have a new leader before the end of the year, according to an unusually candid announcement Thursday that the search for the area’s next archbishop is under way. That could make Cardinal Francis...
  • 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...