BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — Leaders of the Eternal Word Television Network have spent the better part of four decades quietly building a Catholic media empire that spans the globe.
(RNS) She kept a sweet but steely smile and never hesitated to scold church leaders she thought had strayed from traditional devotions and rites.
(RNS) The sisters at her Alabama monastery say the tube is not a last-ditch effort to keep the 92-year-old nun alive, and that she has regained some strength and weight.
NEW YORK (RNS) Groeschel was an outspoken opponent of abortion and was quick to defend the church against what he saw as unfair criticism. But his critique of media coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandals also landed him in hot water.
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(RNS) The Rev. Benedict Groeschel has given up his longtime spot on the Catholic cable network EWTN after he defended clergy who abuse children while blaming some victims. By David Gibson.
NEW YORK (RNS) The Rev. Benedict Groeschel, a popular Franciscan friar who defended priests who sexually abuse children and blamed some victims for “seducing” them, has apologized for the controversial remarks. By David Gibson.
The Rev. Benedict Groeschel, a Franciscan friar from New York who appears often on EWTN, a conservative Catholic TV channel, said that priests who abuse children "on their first offense" should not go to jail.