PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Advocacy groups took advantage of a lull in this city just before Pope Francis’ arrival to take to the streets for various demonstrations — and with very different results.
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HONOLULU (RNS) Artist Masami Teraoka’s newest works blend Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky and Italian Renaissance paintings to comment on the clergy sex abuse scandal.
VENICE (Reuters) “Spotlight,” starring Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo as reporters working on The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of pedophile Roman Catholic priests, deals with just a fraction of sexual predation in the church, its director says.
(RNS) The removals are the latest signs that Pope Francis aims to address the accountability of bishops in the sex abuse scandal, while also removing those who don’t reflect a humble and simple lifestyle.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The trial of the onetime Vatican diplomat, Jozef Wesolowski, was suspended after he was rushed to the hospital. It’s not clear what ails him, or when, or if, the trial will resume.
(RNS) Pope Francis has approved the first-ever system for judging, and possibly deposing, bishops who fail to protect children from abusive clerics, a major step in responding to Catholics who have been furious that guilty priests have been defrocked while bishops have largely escaped punishment.
(RNS) When Pope Benedict XVI accepted O’Brien’s resignation, O’Brien admitted “there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A longtime aide to Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley is among nine new members appointed by Pope Francis to the Vatican’s sex abuse commission.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski is the most senior Catholic official to be convicted by a Vatican body of sexually abusing minors.