Topic: Pope Benedict XVI
In an unprecedented move, Pope Benedict XVI summoned all 24 of Ireland's bishops to the Vatican to discuss the fallout from two reports that Catholic priests in Ireland sexually abused children for decades and that church officials covered up the behavior.
02/16/2010 03:05 pm
Pope Benedict told a group of bishops Tuesday that the equality bill before Britain's Parliament might force it to hire gays, violating church doctrine. The bill seeks to address a host of inequalities, from low wages to women to limited educational opportunities for the poor.
02/03/2010 05:07 pm
Ex-McDonald's executive aims to bring corporate savvy to Italy's financially troubled museums and monuments.
01/28/2010 03:54 pm
Worshipers are borrowing from Eastern religions and New Age beliefs. Open-mindedness or a dilution of faith traditions?
01/25/2010 03:45 pm
L’Osservatore Romano, the famously staid semi-official mouthpiece of the Catholic Church, has been seeking to remake its image, panning the blockbuster 'Avatar' but praising Homer Simpson and forgiving John Lennon for his 'more popular than Jesus' comment.
01/12/2010 02:19 pm
Readers write in about women in the Olympics and in Iran, Christians in Iraq, children coping with failure, and right-wing rhetoric.
12/08/2009 12:00 am
Rep. Patrick Kennedy said Sunday that he is being barred from taking communion because he favors abortion rights. The disagreement points to broader tensions in the Catholic church regarding abortion measures in the healthcare reform bill.
11/23/2009 12:00 am
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned at UN food summit in Rome that 6 million children die of hunger a year, but critics say new money to tackle the problem is unlikely.
11/16/2009 12:00 am
Pope Benedict stars on a new Vatican CD featuring a hymn sung by the pontiff. Will the album soften his image?
11/11/2009 12:00 am
Overtures to join Rome shouldn't be based on a Catholicism-lite.
11/05/2009 12:00 am