Tag: Roman Catholic Church

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    A new study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice rules out celibacy and homosexuality as causes of the Catholic sexual abuse crisis. More

    May 20, 2011 | Comments

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    The Catholic Church’s complex system for declaring someone a saint has evolved since the thirteenth century. More

    April 29, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch National Catholic Reporter senior correspondent John L. Allen Jr. and Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton discuss the Roman Catholic Church’s plan to absorb unhappy Anglicans wishing to become Catholics. More

    October 23, 2009 | Comments

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    Pope Benedict XVI called his trip to Turkey “a mission of dialogue, brotherhood and reconciliation,” and in his first visit to a predominantly Muslim country, the pope took every opportunity to express his respect for the Islamic faith. More

    December 1, 2006 | Comments

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    Spain, once considered a European stronghold for the Roman Catholic Church, has become increasingly secular. The Church finds its spiritual and social influence throughout the country is in decline. It’s estimated fewer than 20 percent of Spaniards now attend Mass regularly. More

    July 7, 2006 | Comments

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    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is generating controversy on another issue. Scalia criticized the Roman Catholic Church's stand against the death penalty. At a forum on religion and the death penalty, Scalia said he does not agree with the Church's position on capital punishment.

    February 1, 2002 | Comments

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    A survey conducted by the KANSAS CITY STAR claims the death rate from AIDS among priests is four times that of the general population. But the newspaper’s conclusions and survey methodology have drawn sharp criticism. More

    February 4, 2000 | Comments