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Pope Francis’ Synod: Change Is in the Air, but Not Yet on the Books

On Sunday, Pope Francis wrapped up the synod, or bishops meeting, he presided over for the last two weeks with a beatification service at the Vatican for Pope Paul VI but without significant progress made on hot-button topics such as homosexuality, divorce and contraception. 

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 READ MORE

Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness for ‘Evil’ of Child Abuse

In remarks quoted by Vatican radio Friday, Pope Francis personally asked forgiveness for sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests.

Posted on Apr 13, 2014 READ MORE

U.N. Criticizes Vatican on Abuse

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AP/Matt Rourke

Jailed Catholic Priest Catches a Break From Pennsylvania Court

On Thursday, a trio of Superior Court judges in Pennsylvania ordered the release of Monsignor William Lynn from the state prison where he has been serving time for his role in dealing with sex abuse claims against fellow Catholic clergy members.

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 READ MORE

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British Probe Finds Convicted Priests Still in the Fold

The Catholic Church has made remorseful noises and gestures in response to the widespread allegations of clergy sex abuse coming in from multiple dioceses, and some accused parties have been duly punished in recent months ... or have they?

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 READ MORE

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AP / Gerald Herbert

Italian Women Ask Pope to Drop Celibacy Rule

A group of Italian women has posted an open letter to the pope on an Internet forum, asking Benedict XVI to reconsider the Catholic Church’s celibacy requirement for clergy members, claiming that they ... (continued)

Posted on May 28, 2010 READ MORE

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First Female Priest to Raise Italian Eyebrows, Blood Pressure

Maria Longhitano, a married teacher, will be the first woman priest ordained in Italy when she takes her vows at an Anglican church near the Vatican. The Roman Catholic Church, which continues to oppose she-priests in all their heretical curviness, will surely be irked by the proceedings.

Posted on May 13, 2010 READ MORE

AP / Luca Bruno

Pope Accused of Letting Past Abuse Case Languish

Yet another sexual abuse case from the past has come back to haunt the Vatican, and this time, Pope Benedict XVI is being scrutinized for decisions he made about the case while in his prior position at the Holy See. On Friday, The Associated Press released ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 READ MORE

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Report: Irish Catholic Church Kept Child Abuse Secret

According to a newly released report commissioned by the Irish government, the Archdiocese of Dublin and other Catholic authorities in Ireland kept hundreds of complaints concerning the sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy covered up ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 27, 2009 READ MORE

Church:  0, Sex Toys:  1

Faced with the daunting, fork-in-the-road-of-life dilemma of whether to choose her Catholic church affiliation over her job of selling sex toys (that classic conundrum), Wisconsin churchgoer Linette Servais told her incensed priest that she would relinquish her position as the congregation’s, um, organist in favor of keeping her toy-peddling gig.

Posted on May 31, 2007 READ MORE

Dana Priest Smacks Down Bill Bennett

Dana Priest Smacks Down Bill Bennett

Washington Post reporter Dana Priest threw Bill Bennett’s gambling history back in his face when the conservative pundit attempted to lecture Priest on ethics.

Posted on Jul 2, 2006 READ MORE

Vatican Disciplines Top Priest on Sexual Abuse Charges

Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, 86, is the most prominent priest yet to be disciplined for allegedly molesting young members of the Church. But because of his advanced age, he’s getting only a slap on the wrist—a demand that he give up his ministry in favor of a quiet life of “prayer and penitence.”
Assuming the allegations are true, good riddance.

Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE

Andrea Mitchell

Report: CIA Agent Fired for Leaking

The CIA has fired an agent who allegedly leaked information about secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe to The Washington Post, reports MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. Fox News has more.

Posted on Apr 21, 2006 READ MORE

Mr. Fish - Jesus

Jesus not Qualifying to serve as a priest in the Catholic Church
Posted on Dec 2, 2005 READ MORE    

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