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The uproar over clergy sex abuse in the Catholic church is no longer just about sex abuse. It now touches on Catholic teaching about sexuality... [Read More]
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After weeks of relative silence, Pope Francis has agreed to meet a delegation of U.S. bishops and cardinals to discuss the Vatican response to the... [Read More]
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Among the potential victims of the Catholic clergy abuse crisis is one whose roots date to the early years of Christianity: the Catholic canon law... [Read More]
The failure of church authorities to police their own clergy has led lay Catholics and civil authorities to move on their own. After Pennsylvania, other... [Read More]
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The Saint Leo University Polling Institute recently released a survey conducted in early August asking for opinions on a wide range of topics regarding the... [Read More]
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A panel of lay advisors to U.S. Catholic bishops sees a "systemic problem" in the church that can only be addressed independently of Catholic authorities. [Read More]
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The Catholic Church argues that much of the child sexual abuse to be revealed last week happened before reforms of the early 2000s. But victim... [Read More]
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Years after an investigation in Boston highlighted the dimensions of the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic priesthood, the financial and reputational cost to the... [Read More]
Clergy abuse settlements have cost billions of dollars and more than a dozen dioceses have gone bankrupt. Both church attendance and giving are also in... [Read More]
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a response to the clergy sex abuse report from Pennsylvania. It calls for further investigation, better reporting... [Read More]
History, legal issue and doctrine all contribute to the continuing failure of Catholic authorities to recognize and respond more effectively to sexual abuse scandals. [Read More]
More than a decade and a half after the clergy sex abuse scandal erupted in the Boston Archdiocese, the Roman Catholic Church continues to have... [Read More]
Pope Francis wants to make Roman Catholicism more relevant to Catholics' daily lives. Traditionalists say he's abandoning Catholic doctrine but many lay Catholics welcome it. [Read More]
A papal encyclical issued 50 years ago this summer marked a turning point in the way Roman Catholics view the teachings of their church. ... [Read More]
The largest Protestant denomination in the country closed its annual meeting Wednesday with a partisan speech from the vice president. The group's new leader quickly... [Read More]
By upholding the right of a baker not to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, the Supreme Court rekindled the debate over whether religious... [Read More]
Having been adversaries and then allies, Catholics and evangelicals once again have differing political agendas. [Read More]
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has removed its president over past advice he gave women regarding sexual abuse. He advised women to pray for their abuses... [Read More]
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