| Mar 15, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in California, where rescuers needed over nine hours to recover the body of a construction worker who died when a dirt trench collapsed in Pacific Palisades. Staying in SoCal, church abuse victim Michael Duran wipes...
| May 27, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Preparing for his return to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after six months' treatment at a center for pedophile priests, Father Michael Wempe sat down to type out a list of concerns. Arrangements for his dog. Counseling and support groups for himself....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:25 PM
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to four men who say they were molested by one of the region’s most notorious pedophile priests.
The agreement brings to an end four lawsuits against the archdiocese involving...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:25 PM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional send-off Wednesday from an estimated 150,000 people at his final general audience in St. Peter's Square, recalling moments of "joy and light" during his papacy and also times of difficulty...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 5:36 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Conventional wisdom holds that no one from the United States could be elected pope, that the superpower has more than enough worldly influence without an American in the seat of St. Peter.
But after Pope Benedict XVI's...
| Feb 24, 2013
Just this once, Republicans in Illinois' heavily Democratic 2nd Congressional District have some real power.
But will they use it?
Voters in the South Side and south suburban district will go the polls Tuesday for the special primary election...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Files recently released by the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese show that 29 clergy accused of sexual abuse served assignments at local parishes, where some of the alleged child molestation took place.
Of the 29 men who were named, eight were...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Pressed to come up with hundreds of millions of dollars to settle clergy sex abuse lawsuits, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony turned to one group of Catholics whose faith could not be shaken: the dead.
Under his leadership in 2007, the Archdiocese of Los...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Nothing distinguished the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI so much as the way in which he is leaving.
We should be grateful that he realizes his body is failing him — most people in power do not — and is abdicating. But let's not forget that it...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Do we have a little spat going on now at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles?
Archbishop Jose Gomez and Cardinal Roger M. Mahony seemed to be going at each other in recent days over the molestation scandal that just won't die, thanks to Mahony's years-long...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 8:36 PM
Every time we learn something new about the molestation scandal in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, it becomes more obvious why Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and his minions have fought so tenaciously to keep things under wraps.
Not to protect the privacy...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 5:53 PM
There is something about me that is happier when accompanied by a small boy.... Perhaps besides the sexual element, the child in me wants a playmate.
— Father Robert Van Handel
Damian Eckert turned on the computer in his in-laws' home...