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Vatican Family Synod Takes New Twist With Disputed Letter

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 13
Pope Francis' divisive meeting on family issues took another controversial twist Monday with revelations that several conservative cardinals wrote to the pontiff expressing serious concerns.

In SF, Students, Parents Speak Out Against Archbishop's 'Morality' Clauses

About 500 people gathered Monday at the University of San Francisco to discuss recent proposals that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has unveiled that many say would alter education of students.

Cardinals Debate Marriage Before Crucial Meeting

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Sep 19
The battle lines are being drawn before a major church meeting on family issues that represents a key test for Pope Francis.

Sex Abuse Files On 30 Chicago Priests Going Public

NATIONAL | By Tammy Weber | Jan 21
Thousands of pages of documents showing how the Archdiocese of Chicago handled the sexual abuse of children by priests will be made public Tuesday, providing the broadest look yet into the details of what the archdiocese knew and did - or didn’t do

Gay-Friendly Father Robert Nugent Dies on New Year’s Day

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 2
Gay-friendly advocate Father Robert Nugent, who co-founded New Ways Ministry for gay Catholics, passed away on Jan. 1 in Wisconsin.

Anti-Gay Minn. Archbishop Denies Touching Minor

RELIGION | By Amy Forliti | Dec 18
St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt announced Tuesday that he’s stepping down from public ministry while police investigate an allegation that he improperly touched a boy during a public photo session four years ago, an accusation he strongly d

Pope Excommunicates Priest Who Supports LGBT, Women’s Rights

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 25
Nearly a week after Pope Francis made international headlines for saying the Catholic Church is "obsessed" with abortion rights and gays, reports allege the pontiff excommunicated a priest who advocates for women’s rights and marriage equality.

PA Priest Jailed After Being Caught with Pantsless Boy

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 22
A Catholic priest whose ministry included counseling troubled youths is facing charges in northeastern Pennsylvania after police say he admitted to sex acts with a 15-year-old boy.

Vatican Abruptly Ousts Dominican Republic Envoy

RELIGION | By Ezequiel Abiu Lopez and Nicole Winfield | Sep 6
Authorities in the Dominican Republic will look into allegations of child sex abuse against the papal envoy to the Caribbean country following his abrupt removal from his post by the Vatican, the attorney general said Wednesday.

Church Tells Scout Troop to Find New Meeting Place

A Boy Scout troop that holds its meeting at a Catholic church in northwestern Wisconsin has been told to start looking for a new place to gather.

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