Roman Catholicism

April 23, 2018 - 5:12 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is shaping up to be the answer to Philly fans' prayers, and he shocked parishioners by showing up during the middle of some at a small Roman Catholic church this weekend. St. Kevin Parish in Springfield, about 10 miles (16 kilometers)...
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April 13, 2018 - 3:01 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The three main protagonists in denouncing Chile's sex abuse scandal will meet with Pope Francis over the weekend of April 28-29 and will stay as his guests at the Vatican hotel where he lives. Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of Chile's most famous predator priest, told The...
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April 13, 2018 - 2:19 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Legion of Christ religious order says it will try to respond to requests for compensation from former seminarians who were sexually abused by its founder and then discredited by officials for having publicly denounced him. Victims of the Rev. Marcial Maciel petitioned the...
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April 13, 2018 - 1:39 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Irish bishops, who have taken the lead in addressing the plight of children of Catholic priests, are signaling another envelope-pushing response to a problem that the Catholic Church has long sought to hide. The Irish bishops' conference has left open the possibility that a...
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April 13, 2018 - 11:15 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers ratified an international treaty on women's rights on Friday despite fierce opposition and protests from right-wing groups and the Catholic Church. The parliament voted 110-30 to back the Istanbul Convention, which also has caused divisions within the...
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April 12, 2018 - 5:34 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Eight victims of the Catholic Church's most notorious pedophile are pressing the Legion of Christ religious order to compensate them for the sexual abuse they endured and the psychological harm they say resulted from the order's prolonged campaign to discredit them. The men,...
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April 12, 2018 - 12:48 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's commission of Latin American church leaders is demanding greater opportunities for women in the church and proposing that Pope Francis call a special meeting of the world's bishops to discuss women. The Pontifical Commission for Latin America said in a final...
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April 12, 2018 - 11:15 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis' apology to Chilean sex abuse victims and his request that the country's bishops come to Rome to discuss reforms amounts to a "spiritual state of emergency" declaration for the Chilean Catholic church. In an interview with The...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — Catholic authorities in Bavaria say the Vatican has granted their request to close Germany's last Bridgettine Order abbey. The Munich-Freising diocese in a statement Wednesday did not describe plans for the abbey and its expansive property near Munich. Altomuenster Abbey had housed...
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April 11, 2018 - 7:16 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness. In an extraordinary public letter, Francis also summoned all of Chile's bishops to the Vatican for an...
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