Cardinal Roger Mahony, left, greets Archbishop Jose Gomez during a Mass in Los Angeles in May 2010. Gomez stripped Mahony of all public and administrative duties following the Archodiocese of Los Angeles’ release of files naming priests accused of molesting … Continue reading
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles was forced to release 12,000 pages of documents showing that dozens of priests were accused of molesting children over several decades. Ray Suarez examines this new revelation about the church’s handling of abuse claims with Ray Boucher, lead attorney representing the victims. Continue reading
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National evangelical leaders are coming together in an expansive grassroots effort to pass bipartisan immigration reform, including an easier path to citizenship. These leaders hope to change many evangelicals’ minds about immigration through theology. The most recent push is this … Continue reading
Pope Benedict greeted thousands of followers on Christmas Day, calling for an end to violence in Syria and better resources for the displaced and wounded. In Nigeria, in a region where a radical Islamic sect has previously staged attacks, gunmen killed five Christians. And in Newtown, Conn., worshippers marked a somber holiday. Continue reading
Guatemalan shaman Christian Nottbohn holds a Mayan ceremony in Copan Archeological Park in Honduras. The apocalypse predicted for Dec. 21, 2012 is largely an American creation, not a Mayan one. Photo by Orlando Sierra/ AFP/ Getty Images. As everyone knows … Continue reading
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a new study Tuesday, “The Global Religious Landscape,” that provides a comprehensive look at religious affiliation by country and worldwide. Graphics courtesy of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. … Continue reading
In his new memoir, Salman Rushdie recounts, in the third person, his upbringing as a secular muslim trying to understand his religion, as well as living under fatwa, a period when he says he discovered his own resilience. Jeffrey Brown talks to the author about recent clashes over free speech and Islamic ideology. Continue reading