| Jun 19, 2010
The Vatican has reaffirmed that the cause of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church has nothing to do with celibacy. Others see celibacy (and according to one cardinal, homosexuality) as a reason priests abuse in the first place. Do you believe...
| Nov 13, 2010
| 5:04 PM
NEW YORK -- Citing a shortage of priests who can perform the rite, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops are holding a conference on how to conduct exorcisms.
The two-day training, which ends Saturday in Baltimore, is to outline the scriptural basis of...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 11:47 AM
For the first time since the Great Depression, the Catholic Church in Indianapolis will have two bishops to serve the flock. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Boston-area pastor, Rev. Christopher Coyne as auxiliary bishop within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis....
| Sep 17, 2010
British police staged a pre-dawn raid at a London garbage depot Friday, arresting five street cleaners in a suspected terrorist plot against Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of his state visit to Britain. A sixth person was arrested later in the day....
| Jun 28, 2011
| 3:22 PM
The pope has posted his first message beside the cute li'l bluebird of Twitter.
Benedict's inaugural tweet reads: "Dear Friends, I just launched News.va. Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ!," the message read. "With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Saturday: The True Lord's Day. Changed by ANTICHRIST. Daniel 7:25. Avoid His Mark.
So reads a billboard in Aberdeen.
Curious about this message, I called the number on the billboard and received the pamphlet, The Antichrist Identified, from the...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 1:24 AM
Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien flies to Rome next month for a new job leading a global order of Catholic knights, a post that likely will lead to his elevation to cardinal, but which also begins his departure from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
| Sep 21, 2011
| 8:07 AM
The leader of the Catholic Church in Indianapolis retires after 14 years of service.
According to the Vatican Press Office's daily bulletin, Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Daniel Buechlein.
The archbishop suffered a...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 5:23 PM
FORT WAYNE -- A priest at Fort Wayne's St. Joseph Catholic Church-Hessen Cassel has been removed from his post after an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor.
Diocesan officials confirmed Tuesday that the Rev. Thomas C. Lombardi, 62, had been...
| May 25, 2011
| 1:27 PM
When Shawn Smith was young, he dreamed of entering the priesthood. It was in his genes. He had priests for uncles, nuns for aunts and dedicated parishioners for parents. He believed in the holiness of the Eucharist — its power to mysteriously...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:43 AM
Pope Benedict XVI has named two Chicago priests to serve as auxiliary bishops in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The Rev. Andrew Wypych, pastor of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, and the Rev. Alberto Rojas, pastor of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, will...