Vatican

Gerard O’Connell February 16, 2019
Pope Francis has recognized the dismissal from the clerical state, also known as laicization, of Theodore McCarrick, 88, the former cardinal and emeritus archbishop of Washington.
A Vatican diplomat is under investigation by police in Paris for allegedly sexually assaulting a city official.
Michael J. O’Loughlin February 14, 2019
The central thesis of the 576-page book is that “the more a prelate is homophobic, the more likely it is that he is himself gay.”
 Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich leads a catechesis session for World Youth Day pilgrims at the Parish of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Panama City Jan. 25, 2019. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth
Gerard O’Connell February 13, 2019
Cardinal Cupich expects the summit to clarify “to all that they are not alone in implementing measures and that they have to resolve as a body, as the college of bishops, to own this issue.”
Colleen Dulle February 13, 2019
"In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy" is a salacious new 571-page book that is expected to be released on the first day of the Vatican’s summit on sexual abuse and the protection of minors.
Former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington, pictured in 2017. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) 
Michael J. O’Loughlin February 12, 2019
A sentence of laicization—sometimes referred to colloquially as defrocking—would complete a stunning fall from grace for the former cardinal.