Politics & Society News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressAugust 03, 2018
A new survey has found that the majority of U.S. Catholic religious orders believe women should be allowed to serve as ordained deacons.
Politics & Society News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJuly 31, 2018
Cardinal Kevin Farrell, head of the Vatican's family and laity office, spoke as the U.S. church hierarchy has come under fire from ordinary American Catholics outraged that ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's misconduct with men was apparently an open secret in some U.S. church circles.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJuly 27, 2018
After decades of silence, the nun is one of a handful worldwide to come forward recently on an issue that the Catholic Church has yet to come to terms with: The sexual abuse of religious sisters by priests and bishops.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJuly 23, 2018
If the accusations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick bear out — including a new case reported Friday involving an 11-year-old boy — will Pope Francis revoke his title as cardinal?
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJuly 05, 2018
Pope Francis' decision to move the World War II-era head of Poland's Catholic Church a step closer to possible sainthood has hit a stumbling block, after two leading Jewish organizations and even Polish Catholic publications called him out for anti-Semitic views.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJuly 02, 2018
Seven years after the Vatican ordered all bishops conferences around the world to develop written guidelines to prevent abuse, tend to victims, punish offenders and keep pedophiles out of the priesthood, the headquarters of the Catholic Church has no such policy.
Pope Francis greets Peter Lombardi, 12, of Columbus, Ohio, after the boy rode in the popemobile during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 28. Receiving a kiss from the pope was a wish come true for Peter, who has Down syndrome and has survived leukemia. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJune 17, 2018
"Last century, the whole world was scandalized by what the Nazis did to purify the race. Today, we do the same thing but with white gloves," Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis and 34 Chilean bishops met in May to discuss the clerical sexual abuse crisis in Chile. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJune 11, 2018
Bishop Barros has been at the center of Chile's growing scandal ever since Francis appointed him bishop of Osorno in 2015 over the objections of the local faithful, his own sex abuse prevention advisers and some of Chile's other bishops.
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMay 21, 2018
The Vatican declined to confirm or deny the remarks in keeping with its policy not to comment on the pope's private conversations.
In this May 6, 2008 file photo, new Vatican Swiss Guards adjust their helmets prior to a swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican. The world’s oldest standing army is getting some new headgear. The Swiss Guards plan to replace their metal helmets with plastic PVC ones made with a 3-D printer, giving the pope's army cooler and more comfortable headgear when standing guard for hours at a time. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, pool)
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMay 08, 2018
The world's oldest standing army is getting some new headgear.