(RNS) — The fundamental problem is that the church has no process for judging bishops that is transparent and has legitimacy with the public.
This week count me in among the company of those who believe the Pope made a major mistake in dealing with one issue of priestly (including pontifical) administration: namely, a sexual abuse case.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis apologized for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show 'proof' to be believed, saying he realized it was a 'slap in the face' to victims that he never intended.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Sean O'Malley's carefully worded critique was remarkable since it is rare for a cardinal to publicly rebuke the pope in such terms.
IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — The pontiff broke new ground on an Airbus 321 when he performed a wedding ceremony for two flight attendants.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — His meeting with abuse survivors and comments in his first speech of the day were what many Chileans, incensed by years of abuse scandal and cover-up, were waiting for.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — He opened his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church's credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A confidential 2015 letter from Francis details the behind-the-scenes maneuvering by the Vatican and Chile's bishops to deal with the prelates connected to the disgraced Rev. Fernando Karadima.
(RNS) — The American Institute of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada recently recognized this unique work of architecture for its innovative design and path-breaking use of materials.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Friday met Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, while outside in St. Peter’s Square anti-abortion protesters drew attention to one of the most controversial topics up for discussion between the two leaders.
BOGOTA (Reuters) Predominantly Catholic Chile's new bill would permit abortion when a mother's life is at risk, when a fetus would not survive the pregnancy or in the case of rape.
ROME (RNS) Among the Latin Americans flocking to Rome, the pope's fellow Argentines are leading the way, with 66 percent more people traveling from the pope’s homeland compared to a year ago.
(RNS) Sister Pat Farrell is at the center of one of the biggest crises in the Catholic Church, representing the majority of U.S. nuns in their looming showdown with the Vatican. But this is hardly the most difficult or dramatic episode in her life. By David Gibson.
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