San Jose Diocese To Release Names In Investigation Of Priest AbuseA dramatic announcement came Thursday evening from the Diocese of San Jose to confront the scandal consuming the Catholic church. The diocese will start releasing the names of priests implicated in the sexual abuse scandal.
Pope Francis Draws Cheers From Tens Of Thousands After Historic Speech Before Congress
Ahead Of Pope's Visit To US, Some Friction Over LGBT IssuesThe World Meeting of Families, the central religious event of Pope Francis' first visit to the United States, is intended to convey a message of love and joy as it seeks to promote church teaching on marriage. Yet four weeks away from its opening in Philadelphia, friction is mounting as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Roman Catholics lobby for a broader role in the event and organizers move to limit them.
Pope: God Will Judge You On Whether You Cared For EarthPope Francis warned the rich and powerful on Tuesday that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth, his latest exhortation on the environment ahead of his eagerly-awaited encyclical on climate change and its effects on the world's most vulnerable.
Pope Demands Equal Pay For Women, Labels Gender Gap 'Scandal'Pope Francis added his voice Wednesday to the feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work, saying it’s “pure scandal” that women earn less than men for doing the same job.
Pope's iPad Engraved 'His Holiness Francisco' Sells For Over $30KA mystery buyer is now the proud new owner of the Pope’s iPad.
After SF Cathedral Skewered For Dousing Homeless With Water, Pope Launches Homeless Tours Of Sistine Chapel Just a week after San Francisco Catholic leaders were forced to issue an apology for installing sprinklers to douse the homeless sleeping in St. Mary's Cathedral doorsteps, Pope Francis has gone the other direction, inviting the homeless to tour the Sistine Chapel.
How Much Can Pope Francis Change The Catholic Church During His Papacy?Pulitzer prize-winning historian and author, Garry Wills, on the dichotomy of the Catholic Church under the papacy of Pope Francis and his affect on social change within the church's traditional constraints.
Ciao, Bella! 10 Reasons To Vacation In Rome, ItalyThe Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are just a few reasons why you should visit Rome this year.
Pope Francis Compares Transgender People To Nuclear Weapons In New BookPope Francis is making waves in the LGBT community again with his most recent comments comparing transgender people to nuclear weapons, saying both do not "recognize the order of creation."
Vatican Gives Gay Catholic Group Unprecedented VIP TreatmentThe Vatican did something it has never done before by giving a group of U.S. gay and lesbian Catholics VIP seats at Pope Francis' weekly general audience Wednesday.
Pope Francis Says Good Catholics Don't Have To Breed 'Like Rabbits'Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."
Pope Francis Shoots Down Speculation, Won’t Visit California In SeptemberPope Francis will not visit California as part of his U.S. Tour in September.
Pope Francis Plans US Trip To Canonize California Priest Credited For Bringing Christianity To West CoastThe Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco says California Catholics are elated with the news that Pope Francis plans to canonize Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra.
Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness For Clergy Sex Abuse, Vows To Hold Bishops Accountable For Shielding Pedophile PriestsPope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests.