VATICAN CITY (RNS) “In many people’s minds it is an American problem, an Irish problem or a German problem,” said Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston referring to the sex abuse scandal. “The church has to face it is everywhere in the world. There is so much denial.”
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican’s new commission for the protection of minors, led by Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley, is designed to show the pope’s personal commitment to confront the sex scandals that have shaken the church around the world.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Data show that our nation’s effort to cope with undocumented immigrants does not work. It is costly, most especially, I fear, for the soul of a nation.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The high-profile names on the sexual abuse commission give some indication of the importance Pope Francis has given to the panel.
(RNS) After growing criticism that Pope Francis has not given sufficient attention to the clergy sex abuse scandal, Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley said Thursday that the pope will create a special commission to advise him and church leaders on ways to address the crisis.
(RNS) After repeatedly drawing a line in the sand over the White House’s birth control coverage mandate, a growing number of bishops have begun to push back, arguing that such hard-line rhetoric has put them in an untenable position.
(RNS) Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, making him the public face of the American hierarchy. But in quieter ways, four other churchmen may wield more influence where it counts: with Pope Francis.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “This is a long task and there have been many suggestions and contributions,” the Vatican’s chief spokesman said. “One should not expect conclusions in the short term.”
(RNS) News that scientists in Oregon had for the first time recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos prompted dire warnings from religious leaders who say the research crosses a bioethical red line and could lead to designer babies.