Stories tagged: Catholic
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.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 5:19 a.m.
Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint and model of mercy
Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint on Sunday, praising the tiny nun for having taken in society’s most unwanted and for having shamed world leaders for the “crimes of …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
Pope outlines vision for promoting life, family issues
Pope Francis on Wednesday outlined his vision for how the Vatican will promote family and life issues, naming an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families and …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:39 a.m.
St. Paschal Parish celebrates centennial
St. Paschal Parish celebrates its centennial this weekend.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
Pope says he’s willing to study women deacons, in major step
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis says he’s willing to create a commission to study whether women can serve as deacons in the Catholic Church, signaling the possibility of letting women …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Catholic Diocese of Yakima won’t list names of abusers on website
The Lay Advisory Board of the Catholic Diocese of Yakima will not be listing the names of local clergy on its website who have had credible claims of sexual abuse …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
Three Franciscan leaders charged in abuse at Pennsylvania school
Three leaders of a Franciscan religious order were charged Tuesday with allowing a friar who was a known sexual predator to take on jobs, including a position as a high …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta to become Catholic saint on Sept. 4
Iconic missionary nun Mother Teresa of Calcutta will enter the ranks of Catholic Church saints on Sept. 4, the Vatican said Tuesday, after Pope Francis and cardinals held a consistory …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 11 a.m.
U.S. priest gets 17 years for molesting Honduran children
A suspended Pennsylvania priest has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison for sexually assaulting poor street children during missionary trips to Honduras.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 7:57 a.m.
Two bishops hid sex abuse of hundreds of children, grand jury report indicates
Two Roman Catholic bishops who led a central Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by over 50 priests or religious leaders over a 40-year …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
St. Louis archbishop seeks to cut ties with Girl Scouts
St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson is urging priests to sever ties with the Girl Scouts, saying the organization promotes values “incompatible” with Catholic teachings.
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015, midnight
Priest formerly in Yakima ordered to pay $5 million in abuse case
A federal judge in Spokane awarded an Oregon man $5 million in damages stemming from sexual abuse by a Catholic priest in Yakima more than 30 years ago. The priest, …
Fri., Sept. 19, 2014, 5:37 p.m.
Spokane Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich promoted to Chicago archbishop
Catholic Bishop of Spokane Blase Cupich is being appointed the next archbishop of Chicago, the Associated Press is reporting.
Sun., Nov. 24, 2013, midnight
Group claims Gonzaga University losing focus on Catholic identity
While alumni revel in Gonzaga University’s basketball success and the growth of its campus and student body, a small, independent group called the 1887 Trust worries the Jesuit university is …