“A zero tolerance approach must be adopted,” Pope Francis said on the airplane flying back from the Holy Land. But will the Vatican really face the crisis of clergy sexual abuse?
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis
We say: The scandal of this crisis is not only the actions of individual priests but with church structures that allowed bishops, chancery personnel to hide crimes and ignore victims.
To be a witness to Jesus means taking some real steps that be unpopular. Yet, doesn’t Francis show us how to do it? He shows us the way — the way of Jesus.
Pope Francis called on the world's Christians to pray with him for peace in the Middle East, help convince governments to come to the aid of refugees and pray for Christian unity.
Pope Francis says a "globalization of indifference" has taken hold of too many of the world's people, numbing them to the horrifying reality faced by the people of Syria.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.
I continue to be amazed at the standoff between the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).
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Opinion: Survivors who meet with Pope Francis should be supported. It is an act of great courage and no victim should be forced or guilted out of it.