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Clericalism: Looking for core of clergy abuse problem? Stop right here

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis blamed "clericalism" in the Catholic Church for creating a culture where criminal abuse was widespread and extraordinary efforts were...

Nuncio says U.S. bishops committed to addressing abuse scandal

VATICAN CITY — The U.S. bishops are “deeply committed” to facing the reality of clerical sexual abuse and the history of covering it up,...

Pope Francis will meet with sexual abuse survivors during trip to...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will meet survivors of sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland Aug. 25-26, but it will be up to...

Pope acknowledges outcry of victims, calls for help safeguarding children

VATICAN CITY -- "No effort must be spared" to prevent future cases of clerical sexual abuse and "to prevent the possibility of their being...

On Assumption feast, pope asks consolation for all who suffer

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Mary's assumption into heaven was a special sign of God's favor, but it also indicates God's desire to save all...

Pope set to be in Ireland for world meeting but will...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis is traveling to Ireland specifically for the World Meeting of Families, but the sex abuse crisis is dominating headlines...

Abuse expert says crisis is call to new vision of priesthood,...

VATICAN CITY -- A Jesuit priest who has been on the frontline of advocating for survivors of clerical sexual abuse and developing detailed programs...

Faith is a relationship, not a set of rules, pope says...

VATICAN CITY — Doing God’s will means first of all believing in Jesus and allowing love for him to translate into love for one’s...

Pope Francis revises catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism...

Accompanying change: Dublin meeting to focus on today’s families

VATICAN CITY — The last time a pope visited Ireland, the Constitution prohibited divorce, gay marriages were unthinkable, abortion was illegal and physical and...

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