In Germany, the birthplace of Pope Benedict XVI, the priest sex abuse scandal has shaken many young Catholics' trust in the church, if not their faith. The man who initially inspired a new 'Benedict generation' is now seen as out of touch.
04/26/2010 03:06 pm
Earth Day enthusiasts can appreciate a solar home whose every feature is designed to save energy, from the thick insulated windows to the photovoltaic panels on every surface.
04/22/2010 04:11 pm
Pope Benedict XVI promised in Rome today that the Vatican will take 'action' against sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, while the Vatican press office issued a statement saying abusers would be brought to justice.
04/21/2010 01:52 pm
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As world leaders convene in Washington for a summit on halting the spread of nuclear weapons, a global debate is rising on the merits – and feasibility – of total nuclear disarmament.
04/06/2010 03:15 pm
The latest Catholic sex abuse scandals are confronting Pope Benedict with what one Catholic newspaper calls the "largest institutional crisis in centuries." In Germany, the church announced a hotline for victims of abuse. A summary of key cases that happened on Benedict's watch.
03/30/2010 02:32 pm
The Vatican denies reports that Pope Benedict XVI may have known about a priest accused of child sex abuse. But a prominent Catholic publication calls for ‘a full, personal and public accounting.’
03/27/2010 05:34 pm
Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Bishop John Magee, a former papal aide who stands accused of endangering children by failing to follow the Irish church's own rules on reporting suspected pedophile priests to police.
03/24/2010 05:20 pm
Last month a Germany social welfare ruling blocked entitlement reductions on the grounds that all citizens have a right to participate in social, cultural life.
03/22/2010 06:37 pm
Pope Benedict XVI ordered an investigation into an Irish church.
03/20/2010 04:32 pm