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Special to The Spokesman-Review: Catholic Church better off if bishops follow pope’s lead

The recent settlement of a malpractice lawsuit filed by the Diocese of Spokane against its longtime outside counsel should be viewed as another example of a bishop who, while professing …

Bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

VATICAN CITY — Catholic bishops showed unprecedented openness Monday to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays had gifts to offer the church and should be accepted …

Cupich turns toward Chicago

The Rev. Darrin Connall sent a message of congratulations to Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich soon after news broke that the leader of the Catholic Church in Eastern Washington was getting …

Blase Cupich named Chicago archbishop

Catholic Bishop of Spokane Blase Cupich will be the next archbishop of Chicago, the Associated Press is reporting. It’s a major step for the 65-year-old Cupich, who came to Spokane …

Stars help the Pope

Diego Maradona (pictured) and Roberto Baggio were among a host of former soccer stars who played in an interreligious charity match backed by Pope Francis on Monday night in Rome. …

Pope Francis seeks forgiveness for sex abuse by priests

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness Friday from people who were sexually abused by priests, and vowed that there will be no going back in the church’s fight to protect children.

Popes John Paul II, John XXIII canonized April 27

Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints on April 27, 2014. Pope Francis announced the date Monday during a meeting with cardinals inside the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis criticizes Catholic Church emphases on abortion, gays

VATICAN CITY – Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors …

Vatican panel clears John Paul II for sainthood

VATICAN CITY — Pope John Paul II has cleared the final obstacle before being made a saint, awaiting just the final approval from Pope Francis and a date for the …

Pope Francis visits predecessor Benedict XVI

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy – The two men in white embraced and showed one another the deference owed a pope in ways that surely turned Vatican protocol upside down: A reigning …