Tough checks likely for future pope
eTaiwan News - Victor L. Simpson - 16 minutes ago
AP AP AP The sex abuse crisis engulfing the Catholic church is likely to result in more vigorous background checks when it comes to appointing cardinals, and future popes. Among the requirements: Impeccable credentials and a modern ...
Can We Fire the Pope?
Huffington Post (blog) - 1 hour ago
The Catholic Church is diseased right now. Amid the mounting global scandal over pedophilia, it's suffering from epidemic proportions of denial and enabling. It seems to care more about protecting its own image and interests than the faithful innocents ...
Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Scandal Is No 'Smear' Campaign of Pope
U.S. News & World Report (blog) - Mary Kate Cary, Thomas Jefferson - 2 hours ago
Over Easter weekend, the pope said nothing about the sexual abuse scandal that continues to unfold. Instead, at Easter Mass at the Vatican, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the dean of the College of Cardinals, ...
Advice for the Vatican
Huffington Post (blog) - 2 hours ago
With each new day, the Vatican's handling of its now global child-abuse scandal worsens. The Catholic Church's leadership seems determined to avoid addressing the central problems and chooses, instead, to release statements that are, at best, ...
Who Speaks for American Catholics?
Huffington Post (blog) - 3 hours ago
The American Catholic Church is no doubt a great puzzle to non-Catholics and to most Catholics as well. What is the Church? Who is it? What does it believe? And importantly, who speaks for American Catholics? At one level the face of the Church is the ...
Vatican Sex Abuse Scandal
CNN (blog) - 5 hours ago
In the CNN Newsroom today, an in-depth look at the Roman Catholic church in crisis. Explosive allegations have erupted across Europe in recent months of ...
How Long Has This Been Going On? Ctd
Atlantic Online (blog) - 6 hours ago
I've been struck by the sense of -- well, futility, I guess -- expressed by some of the older abuse victims in your reader comments, particularly when the ...
The Devil In The Vatican
Huffington Post (blog) - 21 hours ago
Take responsibility, be honest, promise change, execute a well-publicized plan, and show results. Fast. Instead, the Vatican keeps shoveling out more denial ...
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The Catholics Aren't the Jews, They're the Soviets
Vanity Fair - Michael Wolff - 4 hours ago
The Catholic defense is a simple one: “How dare you!” Impugning the Catholic Church makes you anti-Catholic, which is, obviously, bigotry, ...
Critics turn Lent slogan back to Vatican: 'The light is on for you'
USA Today - 7 hours ago
As the sexual abuse crisis continues to rage, with new reports, new criticisms and new Vatican defenses daily, we keep hearing calls for "transparency. ...
Seattle priest speaks plain truth about scandal
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Joel Connelly - 12 hours ago
The Roman Catholic Church has always been a top-down outfit, but a 21st Century reality has been laid this Easter at the scarlet ...
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The Church's Judas Moment
New York Times - Maureen Dowd - 15 hours ago
I'ma Catholic woman who makes a living being adversarial. We have a pope who has instructed Catholic women not to be adversarial. ...
Abuse Crisis Strains Vatican's Ancient Ways of Management
New York Times - Rachel Donadio - 17 hours ago
ROME — The sexual abuse scandal engulfing the Roman Catholic Church is by far the most tenacious and complex crisis Pope Benedict XVI has ...
When Local Control Fails
New York Times (blog) - 21 hours ago
Today's priestly sex abuse story features a South Asian cleric accused of assaulting a teenage girl (and robbing his diocese into the bargain) while serving ...
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On sexual abuse scandal, the pope gets a bad rap
Washington Post - Michael Gerson - 15 hours ago
By any human standard, Pope Benedict XVI and the American Catholic Church are getting a bad rap in the current outbreak of outrage over ...
Who to blame for the Catholic Church scandal?
Washington Post - 15 hours ago
Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl's April 4 op-ed, "Resurrection and redemption," which addressed clergy's sexual abuse of children, manifested a blindness that ...
The pope and media bias
Washington Post (blog) - Bill Donohue - 4 hours ago
One of the hallmarks of bigotry is the collectivization of guilt. By that measure, much of the criticism against the pope has been nothing ...
Catholic church should be ashamed
Chicago Tribune - 21 hours ago
The pope and the Catholic bishops are an embarrassment to the church. This is an objective fact. No conspiracy of enemies could have brought this shame on ...
Easter at Holy Name
Chicago Sun-Times - Apr 4, 2010
Thousands of parishioners attended Easter services at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral for the first time in three years. Easter services haven't been held at ...
'It's so special. Look at all these people'
Chicago Tribune - Tara Malone - Apr 4, 2010
For the first time in three years, thousands of parishioners were able to attend Easter Masses in Holy Name Cathedral on Sunday. ...