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  • Shusaku Endo's 'Silence' to be filmed by Scorsese, star Liam Neeson

    Shusaku Endo's 'Silence' to be filmed by Scorsese, star Liam Neeson
    The acclaimed novel "Silence" by Shusaku Endo is headed to the big screen. Martin Scorsese is planning to direct, and Liam Neeson has signed on to star, Deadline reports. Published in 1966 in Japan, "Silence" won the Tanizaki Prize, one of the country's...
  • Montana Catholic diocese files bankruptcy to settle sex abuse claims

    Montana Catholic diocese files bankruptcy to settle sex abuse claims
    HELENA, Mont. — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena filed for bankruptcy protection Friday as part of a proposed $15-million settlement for hundreds of victims who say clergy members sexually abused them over decades while the church covered it up....
  • Spreading the Pentecostal spirit

    Spreading the Pentecostal spirit
    "Dios es bueno!" (God is good!) Pastor Rene Molina moved among the sea of believers, bestowing blessings with his touch. He placed a hand on one worshiper's head, sparking such emotion that the man fell to the floor. "Jesus was an immigrant and...
  • Oregon's same-sex marriage battle divides people of faith

    Oregon's same-sex marriage battle divides people of faith
    PORTLAND, Ore. — When Jackie Yerby and a small band of devout Catholics go to the cathedral for Mass this Ash Wednesday, they will be sending an unmistakable message. Pinned to their lapels will be big white buttons that proclaim, "Catholic...
  • Letters: Contraception isn't just birth control

    Re "The pope, the pill and the court," Opinion, Jan. 30 Here's more on the pill and health benefits that the Catholic Church fails to take into account. In 1998, Dr. Jo T. Von Winter and Dr. Matthew Bernard wrote in the journal American Family...
  • Catholic Church 'systematically' protected abusive priests, U.N. says

    Catholic Church 'systematically' protected abusive priests, U.N. says
    ROME -- The Roman Catholic Church has “systematically” protected predator priests, allowing “tens of thousands” of children to be abused, a United Nations committee said Wednesday in a scathing report that cast the first shadow...
  • U.N. report says Vatican shields sexual predator priests

    U.N. report says Vatican shields sexual predator priests
    ROME — The Roman Catholic Church has "systematically" protected predator priests, allowing tens of thousands of children to be abused, a United Nations committee said Wednesday in a scathing report that cast the first shadow over Pope Francis'...
  • Michael Sam's announcement rocks worlds of sports, money and sex

    Michael Sam's announcement rocks worlds of sports, money and sex
    The aftermath of Michael Sam’s announcement that he is gay and will likely become the first openly homosexual player in the National Football League was greeted Monday with the kind of coverage usually reserved for the lead-up to the Super Bowl....
  • Pope Francis says the Internet is a 'gift from God'

    Pope Francis says the Internet is a 'gift from God'
    ROME -- It may sometimes be a breeding ground for pornographers, bullies and hateful extremists, but the Internet received an official blessing Thursday from Pope Francis, who called it a "gift from God." "The digital world can be an environment rich...
  • Philadelphia abuzz over possible 2015 visit by Pope Francis

    Philadelphia abuzz over possible 2015 visit by Pope Francis
    Though the Vatican hasn't made an official announcement, news that Pope Francis may visit Philadelphia in 2015 has generated buzz among the Catholic community and city residents. Vatican officials told the National Catholic Reporter on Friday that...
  • In key reform, Pope Francis centralizes Vatican finances

    In key reform, Pope Francis centralizes Vatican finances
    ROME -- In the most concrete sign to date of his intention to reform the Vatican, Pope Francis announced the creation Monday of a single authority to handle all business, administrative and personnel management at the Holy See, a response to the rash of...