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By Rachel Zoll | Friday Nov 1, 2013
The Vatican is taking the unusual step of conducting a worldwide survey on how parishes deal with sensitive issues such as birth control, divorce and gay marriage, seeking input ahead of a major meeting on the family that Pope Francis plans next year.
By Rachel Zoll | Saturday Sep 21, 2013
In recent years, many American bishops have drawn a harder line with parishioners on what could be considered truly Roman Catholic, adopting a more aggressive style of correction and telling abortion rights supporters to stay away from Communion.
By Ezequiel Abiu Lopez and Nicole Winfield | Friday Sep 6, 2013
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.
By Nicole Winfield | Thursday Jul 11, 2013
Pope Francis overhauled the laws that govern the Vatican City State, criminalizing leaks of Vatican information and specifically listing sexual violence, prostitution and possession of child pornography as crimes against children.
By Antoinette Weil | Thursday Jul 4, 2013
As the pope acknowledges the existence of a "gay lobby" within the Vatican, the Italian press uncovers an alleged secret blogspot used as a gay hookup site for closeted gay clergy.
By M.L. Johnson | Monday Jul 1, 2013
Former Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan sought and received permission from the Vatican to move $57 million from a cemetery fund into a trust to provide "improved protection".
By Nicole Winfield | Tuesday Jun 11, 2013
Pope Francis lamented that a "gay lobby" was at work at the Vatican in private remarks to the leadership of a key Latin American church group - a stunning acknowledgment that may confirm earlier reports about corruption and dysfunction in the Holy See.
By Brian Murphy and Michael Warren | Thursday Mar 14, 2013
While Jorge Bergolio has some political baggage, including questions over his role during a military dictatorship in Argentina in the 1970s, the selection of the 76-year-old archbishop reflected a series of history-making decisions by fellow cardinals.
By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 13, 2013
The Vatican made controversial headlines once again after it was reported that the Holy See (accidentally?) purchased Europe’s biggest gay sauna.
Wednesday Mar 13, 2013
White smoke poured out of the Sistine Chapel, which signals the Catholic Church has chosen a new pope.
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