Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 10, 2018
The Catholic Church needs bishops who promote unity, "not soloists singing their own tune or captains fighting personal battles," Pope Francis told new bishops from the church's mission territories.
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 01, 2018
Archbishop Vigano now says Pope Benedict made the sanctions private, perhaps “due to the fact that [Archbishop McCarrick] was already retired, maybe due to the fact that [Pope Benedict] was thinking he was ready to obey.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Pope addresses Viganò report, child abuse cover-ups and families with gay children in press conferenceCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 26, 2018
Pope Francis said that he trusted people to make their own judgment on Archbishop Viganò's letter and that parents of gay children should "dialogue, understand, make room for that son or daughter."
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 21, 2018
Pope Francis will meet survivors of sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland Aug. 25-26.
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 20, 2018
"We must never stand outside the church to judge her; we are the church. We all are responsible for the church, including when there are problems in the church."
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 15, 2018
While Mary was given a special grace, the pope said, the feast day should remind Catholics that the church professes faith in "the resurrection of the body" for all who are saved by Christ.
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 14, 2018
Beginning in the mid-1990s, the church in Ireland was rocked by a series of very public revelations about sexual abuse and, particularly, about how the abuse and allegations of it were mishandled by senior church leaders.
Faith Vatican DispatchCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 13, 2018
It is true that “sometimes we are the ones who betray the Gospel,” the pope said.
Faith ExplainerCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 10, 2018
The "regular canonical trial" for an accused bishop, experts say, usually would be conducted by the apostolic tribunal of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Politics & Society NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 09, 2018
Dealing with the reality of potential abuse and the history of clerical sexual abuse in the church is a process.