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Monica Barrett: "If You Tell Anybody, Your Parents Will Burn in Hell"
At just 8 years old, Monica Barrett was raped by her priest. "It just pulled my entire foundation out from under me," she told FRONTLINE.
February 25, 2014
Tom Doyle: Vatican is the World's "Last Absolute Monarchy"
The church's response to clergy sex abuse shows just how much the pope "is answerable to no human power," says the former attorney for the Vatican embassy in Washington.
February 25, 2014
Can the Curia Be Reformed?
Pope Francis has set his sights on reforming the Vatican's vast bureaucracy, but can he succeed where others have failed?
February 25, 2014
Dig Deeper: Pope Francis and His Church
A roundup of reporting on Pope Francis and the challenges he faces in the Church.
February 25, 2014
What's the State of the Church's Child Abuse Crisis?
More than three decades after the initial reports of abuse began to emerge, critics say that many bishops seem more committed to protecting the church than preventing abuse.
February 25, 2014
Can Pope Francis Fix the Catholic Church?
Given the long list of problems facing the Catholic Church, where should reform even begin? Five experts weigh in.
February 25, 2014
Pope Francis In His Own Words
Pope Francis has charmed millions with his personal humility, his emphasis on caring for the poor, and his stance that the church must not obsess over divisive social issues.
February 25, 2014
Amid Vatican Disarray, Pope Francis Set A New Tone
With two words on the night of his selection to the papacy, Pope Francis seemed to signal his intention to lead a very different church.
February 25, 2014
Pope Francis Appoints New Watchdog for Vatican Finances
Cardinal George Pell will have broad authority over the Vatican's scandal-plagued financial system under a sweeping reform plan announced today by Pope Francis.
February 24, 2014
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