A new report from Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse says 4,400 children were victims between 1980 and 2015.
By Alison Thoet
After the Holy Year of Mercy ended last weekend, Pope Francis on Monday extended the ability of Roman Catholic priests to absolve those who have had an abortion, while reiterating that it is still a sin.
By News Desk
In a follow-up question, a reporter asked: “But forever, forever? Never, never?”…
By Justin Scuiletti
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is predicting that the Roman Catholic Church may eventually change its opposition to gay marriage.
By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
By PBS NewsHour
Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday. St. Teresa, who died in 1997, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her lifetime of work caring for the poor in the Indian city of…
By Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline
Fueled by sexual abuse allegations against comedian Bill Cosby and the Catholic Church, and other high-profile cases dating back decades, state legislators across the country are considering lengthening or eliminating statutes of limitations on rape.
By Dominique Bonessi
Pope Francis opened a study into whether women can be deacons after being pressed by a global contingent of catholic women leaders.
By Joshua Barajas
Pope Francis issued a decree that recognized a second miracle required to canonize Mother Teresa as a saint, the Vatican announced Friday.
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