Stories tagged: Catholic
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Australian delegation travels to Rome amid sex abuse scandal
Leaders of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference have traveled to Rome to discuss “the restoration of trust” amid a sex abuse scandal involving Australian cardinal George Pell, a top adviser …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
Seattle Archdiocese pays $1.3M to settle sex abuse case
The Seattle Archdiocese has paid $1.3 million to settle a sex-abuse lawsuit involving a former member of a religious order who taught in its schools.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem ‘a bit late’
Pope Francis on Thursday acknowledged the Catholic Church was “a bit late” in realizing the damage done by priests who rape and molest children, and said that the decades-long practice …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Vatican declares Mother Teresa a patron saint of Calcutta
The Vatican on Wednesday declared Mother Teresa a patron saint of the Archdiocese of Calcutta at a Mass in the city where she dedicated her life to the poorest of …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges
The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis is expected to make his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday, as he vows to …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Working across faiths, three churches shift 200 beds for homeless families
Members of three churches did some heavy lifting Thursday evening, moving 200 bed frames and mattresses into a new 50-unit apartment building for homeless families in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Hundreds of boys abused at German choir school, report says
At least 547 members of a prestigious Catholic boys’ choir in Germany were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and 1992, according to a report released Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Confidant of Pope Francis condemns U.S. religious right
A close confidant of Pope Francis, writing Thursday in a Vatican-approved magazine, condemned the way some American evangelicals and their Roman Catholic supporters mix religion and politics, saying their worldview …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Pope Francis adds new pathway to sainthood
Pope Francis has added a fourth pathway to possible sainthood – people who lived a good Catholic life and who freely accepted a certain and premature death for the good …
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Pope removes German cardinal as sex abuse crisis catches up
Pope Francis sacked the head of the Vatican office that handles sex abuse cases Saturday, just days after he released another top Vatican cardinal to return home to stand trial …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
More allegations of child sexual abuse by priests raise new questions about Pope Francis’ handling of issue
A top Vatican official denied allegations of sexual offenses on Thursday after being charged by Australian police, saying he would take a leave of absence as one of Pope Francis’ …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Pope gives prestigious red hats to 5 new cardinals
Pope Francis gave the Catholic church five new cardinals Wednesday, somberly instructing them to act as servants and not “princes” in a world where innocents are dying from wars and …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Illinois Catholic bishop decrees no Holy Communion, funerals for same-sex couples
The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, is calling on priests there to deny Holy Communion and even funeral rites to people in same-sex unions unless they show …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Pope embraces those with Huntington’s disease in effort to end stigma
Pope Francis embraced weeping mothers, fathers and children with Huntington’s Disease on Thursday as he sought to remove the stigma of an incurable genetic disorder that causes such devastating physical …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Vatican celebrates big bang to dispel faith-science conflict
The Vatican is celebrating the big-bang theory. That’s not as out of this world as it sounds.
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Pope’s timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians
Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country’s tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Pope heads to Egypt with peace and mercy message for Muslims and Christians
In a video posted online this week by the Vatican, Pope Francis sounds excited about his two-day trip to Egypt starting Friday, despite recent terrorist attacks.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Pope attends Good Friday service recalling Jesus’ suffering
Pope Francis prostrated himself in prayer during a solemn Good Friday service in St. Peter’s Basilica to recall the crucifixion of Jesus. His quiet reflection came hours before he was …
Fri., March 31, 2017, noon
Diocese filing for bankruptcy to settle sex abuse claims
A Montana Roman Catholic diocese will file for bankruptcy protection as part of a settlement with 72 people who filed sex abuse claims, church officials said Friday.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Italian priest denounces mafia threats as cowardly
An anti-mafia priest campaigner has kicked off a day of national protest against organized crime, urging Italians to resist the mob and denouncing recent threats against him as cowardly.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide
Pope Francis on Monday begged forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the church and its members” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, and told Rwanda’s president that he hoped his apology …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Experts find mass grave at ex-Catholic orphanage in Ireland
A mass grave containing the remains of babies and young children has been discovered at a former Catholic orphanage in Ireland, government-appointed investigators announced Friday in a finding that confirmed …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Francis becomes 1st pope to visit an Anglican church in Rome
Pope Francis on Sunday became the first Catholic pontiff to visit an Anglican parish in Rome, using the historic occasion to press for greater closeness after centuries of mistrust, prejudices …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy
Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 7 a.m.
A mother’s nightmare: Facing the harsh reality of an opioid addiction
It had been just less than three weeks since Leslee Hoover’s son had died from an opioid overdose on Jan. 27.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Ex-priest imprisoned for decade indicted on new sex charges
A former Roman Catholic priest who spent more than a decade in a Massachusetts prison for raping an altar boy has been indicted in Maine on 29 counts of sexual …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Gonzaga Prep president reflects on his career
Al Falkner, Gonzaga Prep’s longtime president, is retiring in June. He reflects on what has changed in his more than 40 years at the school.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 9:44 p.m.
Pope eats with homeless on 80th birthday, gets 70,000 emails
Pope Francis celebrated an active if low-key 80th birthday on Saturday, sharing breakfast with eight homeless people before celebrating Mass with cardinals as greetings poured in from around the world.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
Child rape victim upset over Seattle Archdiocese’s statement
A woman who weeks ago settled her child sex abuse claim against Seattle Archdiocese for $950,000 is now issuing a statement about the deal – because she’s upset about how …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 6:57 a.m.
U.S. Catholic bishops elect Texas cardinal to top post
The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops have chosen a Texas cardinal as their new top leader.