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  • Second Mile CEO steps down; Paterno's name stripped from Big Ten trophy

    Second Mile CEO steps down; Paterno's name stripped from Big Ten trophy
    Healing may have begun at Penn State University, but the pain isn't over yet. On Monday, the longtime CEO of a children's charity founded by disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky announced his resignation, and the Big Ten...
  • Archbishop Pietro Sambi dies at 73; Vatican's ambassador to the U.S.

    Archbishop Pietro Sambi dies at 73; Vatican's ambassador to the U.S.
    As papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi had the formidable job of representing the Vatican at a time of challenge and scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as escorting Pope Benedict XVI on his 2008 American visit. By...
  • Henry Herx dies at 79; reviewed films from Catholic perspective

    Henry Herx, who for more than 30 years prepared the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' movie ratings and wrote reviews that were distributed by the Catholic News Service, has died. He was 79. Herx died Wednesday at his home in Ramsey, N.J., of...
  • Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua dies at 88; archbishop of Philadelphia

    Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, who was accused by local prosecutors during his 15-year tenure as head of the Philadelphia archdiocese of ignoring sexual abuse of children by hundreds of priests, has died. He was 88. The Roman Catholic archdiocese...
  • Review of 'Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church' by Jason Berry

    Review of 'Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church' by Jason Berry
    What does a church do when faced with potentially having to pay billions of dollars in damages to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of its clergy? As Jason Berry documents so well in his compelling new book, "Render Unto Rome," the Catholic Church's...
  • Catholic bishops to expand post-abortion counseling

    Catholic bishops to expand post-abortion counseling
    BALTIMORE (Reuters) - U.S. Catholic bishops plan to expand efforts to provide professional and spiritual counseling to women who have had abortions and to their families. Officials announced the plan on Tuesday at a meeting of 300 bishops gathered for...
  • Obama, Cathoics, contraception and the “Hawaiian option”

     
    Religion News Service blogger David Gibson writes about a compromise President Barack Obama is offering after infuriating Catholic leaders with a health insurance mandate that covers contraception, even for religious organizations opposed to condoms and...
  • Late Night: Jon Stewart rips Catholic church over birth control

     
    Jon Stewart has some harsh words for the Catholic church and Rick Santorum....
  • Rick 'Cafeteria' Santorum

     
    Juan Cole's list of the Top Ten Catholic Teachings Santorum Rejects while Obsessing about Birth Control Interesting to see how progressive/liberal the Catholic heirarchy is in many areas. For example, as ThinkProgress notes: Pope Benedict XVI has called...
  • A Long, Red-Faced Rant on This Contraception Horseshit

     
    Here I am reporting to you from what I guess must be the Fifteenth Century, where apparently a mysoginistic cabal of old white men in the Vatican can tell American women that they must allow every sperm a chance to conceive in their womb. Obama caved...
  • Fortnight for Freedom or Discrimination?

     
    In dueling press releases, Catholics for Choice and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops debate whether religious freedom is under attack or the church is engaging in religious discrimination. First, the Catholic Bishops: “Across America, our right...
  • New San Francisco archbishop appointed by pope

     
    The Vatican on Friday named the bishop of Oakland, a leading opponent of gay marriage, as archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco. The appointment of Salvatore J. Cordileone, 56, by Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to be......