The news media are not presenting a complete picture For generations, many ministers have stood with people making difficult choices about their reproductive lives The news media are not presenting a complete picture.
According to an official letter issued by the Vatican in 1997, the Holy See issued a warning to higher-ups in the Irish Catholic Church, strongly suggesting that they keep reports of child abuse by clergy members from outside authorities or they could face "embarrassing" consequences.
While jobs may be scarce in most parts of the country, look out for a boom in the exorcism sector. A shortage in the number of clergy who can perform the rite has led the U.S. Catholic Church to hold a training session in the sacred art of purging spirits from the possessed.
By virtue of his past and present vaunted positions in the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has certainly had to deal with the ramifications of the wide-ranging sex abuse scandal that's still rocking the Vatican But now the pontiff has actually been named (continued).
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? .
The Vatican is finally getting the message that it needs to get with the program in terms of addressing widespread reports of sex abuse by Catholic clergy members, with the Holy See releasing a new set of rules designed to speed up and step up the process.
Two more high-profile figures are paying the price for their parts, however direct or oblique, in the child abuse scandal still rippling through the ranks of the Catholic church By Thursday, the Vatican had officially retired .
Pope Benedict XVI hasn't exactly won the hearts and minds of Americans in recent weeks, according to the results of a CNN/Opinion Research Corp survey released Friday, which showed the wear and tear of the ongoing clergy sex scandal on the pope's public standing (continued) .