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Revelations of US Cardinal Sex Abuse Force Pope's Hand

Revelations of US Cardinal Sex Abuse Force Pope's Hand

By Nicole Winfield | Jul 20
Revelations that the most respected U.S. cardinal repeatedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew, and what Pope Francis is going to do about it.

Pope Removes Honduran Bishop Accused of Sexual Misdeeds

Pope Removes Honduran Bishop Accused of Sexual Misdeeds

By Nicole Winfield | Jul 20
Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a Honduran bishop accused of sexual misconduct with seminarians, the latest in a series of high-ranking clergy implicated in sexual improprieties with adults under their authority.

Pope Warns Climate Change Turning Earth into Desert, Garbage

Pope Warns Climate Change Turning Earth into Desert, Garbage

By Nicole Winfield | Jul 6
Pope Francis urged governments on Friday to make good on their commitments to curb global warming.

Priest on 'Personal Leave' after Altar-Top Gay Sex Video Comes to Light

Priest on 'Personal Leave' after Altar-Top Gay Sex Video Comes to Light

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 4
A priest in Ireland has gone on "personal leave" to "deal with his issues" in the wake of a video that reportedly showed him and another man having sex on the altar of a small church.

Watch: Christian Preacher Says 'Male Butt Sex' is 'Not Convenient,' Wants to 'Re-Stigmatize Homosexuality'

Watch: Christian Preacher Says 'Male Butt Sex' is 'Not Convenient,' Wants to 'Re-Stigmatize Homosexuality'

Jul 2
A Christian preacher who makes videos for his "Pass the Salt Live" webcast recently took aim at "male butt sex," saying it's "not convenient" and that he wants to "re-stigmatize homosexuality."

Evangelical Leaders Downplay Potential Roe v. Wade Reversal

Evangelical Leaders Downplay Potential Roe v. Wade Reversal

By Steve Peoples | Jul 1
For evangelical Christian leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr., this is their political holy grail.

Monsignor Named in Sex Abuse Suit is Removed from Ministry

Monsignor Named in Sex Abuse Suit is Removed from Ministry

Jun 28
Church officials in Pennsylvania have removed a monsignor from ministry after learning of a lawsuit that claims he told a teen he was counseling online to disrobe and perform sex acts.

2 More Chilean Bishops Forced to Resign as Pope Cleans House

2 More Chilean Bishops Forced to Resign as Pope Cleans House

Jun 28
Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of two more Chilean bishops, more fallout from a sex abuse scandal.

In a First, Vatican Document References 'LGBT'

In a First, Vatican Document References 'LGBT'

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22
Vatican officials who for the first time included "LGBT" in a document say that the acronym was used because it is familiar to younger members of the church.

Cardinal McCarrick, Ex-Archbishop, Hit with Abuse Claim

Cardinal McCarrick, Ex-Archbishop, Hit with Abuse Claim

By Michael R. Sisak | Jun 20
The retired Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., has been removed from public ministry and faces further punishment over a "credible" allegation that he sexually abused a teenager while a priest in New York more than 40 years ago.

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