Topic: The Roman Catholic Church
A conversation published this weekend by Belgian media provides a rare glimpse into a transaction between church officials and victims involved in Catholic sex abuse scandals.
08/30/2010 03:23 pm
Up and down the capital of Santiago, drivers honked their horns as news emerged that the 33 trapped Chile miners remain alive. Helping the miners persevere mentally may now be the greatest task, as rescue efforts could stretch to Christmas.
08/23/2010 03:11 pm
A Pew poll that finds nearly 1 in 5 Americans sees Barack Obama as a Muslim can be answered by looking at his past, especially his 2006 speech about faith in politics.
08/19/2010 04:10 pm
Some believe Pope Benedict XVI is 'the greatest scholar to rule the church since [Pope] Innocent III," in the 13th century. Child-abuse scandals have marred his tenure.
08/06/2010 05:07 pm
Caravaggio fans were no doubt disappointed when scholars announced that the 'Martyrdom of St. Lawrence,' initially thought to be the work of Caravaggio, was likely painted by one of his followers.
07/28/2010 07:11 pm
The Vatican Secret Archives is for the first time printing reproductions of more than 100 of its most fascinating, secret documents. Do we hear another Dan Brown novel coming?
07/21/2010 05:08 pm
Caravaggio scholars are working to authenticate a painting of St. Lawrence's martyrdom, which has features typical of Caravaggio's style, the Vatican newspaper has reported. Caravaggio or not, the painting is quite good, say art historians.
07/19/2010 12:32 pm
The Vatican tries to clarify laws on women priests and clergy abuse after critics were outraged by inclusion of women's ordination on a list of grave crimes.
07/16/2010 04:58 pm
Seven Cuba prisoners, all jailed in the 2003 roundup of dissidents, activists, and journalists known as 'Black Spring' arrived to freedom at the international airport in Madrid, Spain, today. Dozens more at set to be released.
07/13/2010 03:35 pm
Fidel Castro is striding back into the limelight after years behind the scenes and out of view.
07/12/2010 04:14 pm