Australian survivors of clerical sexual abuse have been complaining for years about their dissatisfaction with Towards Healing, the Catholic church's national protocol for responding to abuse.
Jan 3-16, 2014
We say: For her efforts to shed the light on clergy sex abuse, Jennifer Haselberger is NCR's person of the year for 2013.
Eight nuclear protestors in Kansas City were handed out an unusual sentence by Judge Ardie Bland for their crime of trespassing.
Officially speaking, the Vatican doesn't do much to mark a pope's birthday. Unofficially, however, Francis marked the period around his 77th birthday Dec. 17.
Every so often a day rolls around that seems to perfectly sum up the arc of a story, and Saturday, Dec. 21, felt like one of those days in Pope Francis' ongoing reform campaign.
To set the scene, Francis had two big appointments on his calendar Dec. 21: the pope's annual year-end address to the Roman Curia and a visit to Rome's Bambino Gesù Hospital, which specializes in the care of sick children.
Top leaders of Regnum Christi knew that Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado had a grown daughter, but concealed the information from the members at least three years.
Following "appropriate diplomatic channels," the Vatican's nuncio to Australia on Dec. 6 turned over requested documents to a state sex abuse commission.
The Catholic University of America "has no intention of revisiting its decision to accept the grant from the Charles Koch Foundation," a statement from the university says.
In this new documentary, Narco Cultura, director Shaul Schwarz explores the pop culture influence of the drug cartels and gangs north and south of the border.
Growing income inequality is actually a really wonderful thing -- for me personally.
In the president's forceful speech Dec. 4 about the widening gap between rich and poor, he noted that someone born in the top 20 percent of income-earners has a very solid 2-in-3 chance of staying there.