Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Catholic clergy and members of the community react to Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio taking leadership of the Catholic Church as Pope Francis.
Join the conversation: What does the selection of the new pope tell you about the future of the Catholic Church?
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The world's 1.2 billion Catholics have a number of different visions for the future of the Church. Julie Davis, a graphic designer from Dallas and the author of the Happy Catholic blog, Brian Frawley, manager of the gift shop at Boston's Holy Cross Cathedral and Father Matthew Gamber, a priest and senior counselor at Jesuit High School in Tampa Bay, Florida, discuss their hopes for the future of the Church.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Monday, March 11, 2013
Cardinals have been gathering in Rome for their final day of talks ahead of the official conclave: the process of electing the next pope. Rachel Donadio, the Rome bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, is following the story.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
This is one of the more straightforward elements in what's proving to be a complicated transition. And it has made has been complicated further by the resignation this week of the United Kingdom's most senior Catholic — Cardinal Keith O’Brien — for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior towards other priests.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
As Pope Benedict XVI retires, will the church take a brave new step into the 21st century? Charlie Sennott, executive editor of GlobalPost and longtime reporter on the Catholic Church, explains.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
First there were sexual abuse cover ups. Then there was a string of private letters and documents published in Italian newspapers called "Vatileaks" suggesting trouble in Rome. Now the Catholic Church has condemned an influential group of American nuns for promoting “radical feminist themes." How is the Church handling this worsening public relations disaster?
Monday, March 26, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba today after a three-day visit to Mexico. It’s his first time visiting both countries. During his visit to the island nation, the Pope says he hopes to build on the dialogue and cooperation ushered in by his predecessor, John Paul II — whose visit in 1998 was considered groundbreaking. How do locals feel about the current Pope’s visit? And what, exactly, is the Pope’s desired outcome of the visit? Sarah Rainsford, Havana correspondent for our partner the BBC, joins us from Cuba.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Talking to reporters Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI had strong words about the abuse scandals that have plagued the church, saying, “sins inside the church” threatened Catholicism, and that “forgiveness does not substitute justice.” The notion that penance is different from justice is significant as the church sees a clash between those who want to protect priests those who are fighting for more transparency.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Hundreds of sexual abuse cases against Catholic priests have been surfacing in Ireland over the past weeks and the Pope said he will address the crisis in a repentance letter tomorrow.
But his efforts could be undermined by a scandal of his own. Last week, a senior church official said when the Pope was Archdiocese of Munich, he made “serious mistakes” in handling one specific priest accused of molesting boys back in the early 1980s.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Father Peter Hullerman, a German Catholic priest, was suspended Tuesday. He had been allowed to stay in a rectory to receive "therapy," after being accused of abusing an 11-year-old boy in 1980. The decision to finally suspend him came days after he returned from a camping trip with children.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
- Rome Takeout: The Pope will break tradition by holding Christmas Eve Mass two hours early, at 10 p.m. instead of midnight. We speak with David Willey, BBC Vatican correspondent, about why 82-year-old Pope Benedict might be making the change.
- Listeners' Takeout: We hear listeners croon more of their favorite holiday music.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI has signed a decree that shifts World War II-era Pope Pius XII one step closer to sainthood. But there are some in the Jewish community who say that Pius did little to stop the murder of some 6 million Jews by Germany's Nazi regime during his papacy, which began in 1939 and ended in 1958. Kenneth Woodward is a contributing editor for Newsweek. He covered religion for the magazine for nearly 40 years, and is the author of "Making Saints: How The Catholic Church Determines Who Becomes A Saint, Who Doesn't, And Why."
Monday, July 13, 2009