Letters Suggest Lax Enforcement Of Restrictions On Disgraced D.C. Ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrickThe former secretary to defrocked American Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has released excerpts from private and confidential correspondence among top Vatican leaders which reveal details of restrictions placed on McCarrick by the Holy See following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Pope Francis Issues Broad New Vatican Law On Reporting Of Sexual Abuse And Cover-UpPope Francis is applying mandatory new procedures for all Catholic Church diocese across the globe on the reporting of alleged sexual abuse.
Letter Suggests Vatican Knew Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Cardinal In 2000A letter from a top Vatican official appears to acknowledge that the Holy See knew about sexual abuse allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick for at least several months before he was elevated to cardinal in 2001.
Vatican In 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Abuses In PennsylvaniaThe Vatican calling the abuse "criminally and morally reprehensible" and saying Pope Francis wants to eradicate "this tragic horror."
Vatican Recalls Priest From D.C. Embassy, Launches Child Porn InvestigationA local diplomat has been pulled from the United States after prosecutors say he's the center of a child pornography investigation Friday morning.
Ex-Altar Boy Refuses To Testify At Vatican Guam Abuse Trial A former altar boy who has accused Guam's longtime archbishop of sexually abusing him refused Thursday to testify before a Vatican court headed by American Cardinal Raymond Burke on the grounds that he couldn't have his lawyer present.
Vatican Has New Guidance On Cremation, Says Ashes Shouldn't Be ScatteredThe Vatican has issued a new opinion on cremation.
UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change ConferenceU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis' highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.
Baltimore Archbishop Traveling To Rome For CanonizationsBaltimore Archbishop William E. Lori is traveling to Rome to see the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.
Vatican Asks Catholics To Participate In Online SurveyFor the first time, the Vatican is asking Catholics to speak up. This week, parishioners around the world---including here in Baltimore---will receive an online survey on family and social issues.
Vatican Honors Md. Teen For Breakthrough Pancreatic Cancer ResearchA Maryland teenager has been honored by the Vatican for his work to develop a cost-effective method to detect pancreatic cancer.
New Statements By Pope Francis Encourage Catholics In BaltimorePope Francis shakes up the Catholic Church in a blunt new interview seen all over the world. The pope urges his followers to stop obsessing over same-sex marriage, abortion and contraception.
Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio Elected 'Pope Francis'White smoke signals the Catholic Church has chosen a new pope.
Catholics Eagerly Anticipating News Of New PopeCatholics worldwide are anxiously awaiting news of whom the new pope will be.
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