The Inquisition and Index: Vatican records shed light on dark legend
May 16 2010
VATICAN CITY – The Roman Inquisition and the Index of Forbidden Books obviously do not represent the brightest chapters in Catholic history, but newly published documents from Vatican archives should help scholars distinguish between the truth and the dark legends.
Pope accepts resignation of 57-year-old Hanoi archbishop
May 13 2010
VATICAN CITY – Less than a week after a coadjutor archbishop was installed to assist him, 57-year-old Archbishop Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet of Hanoi resigned his post amid rumors that the Vietnamese government had told the Vatican the archbishop must go.
Fatima debate: Some say ‘third secret’ is still secret
May 09 2010
VATICAN CITY – Ten years after the Vatican divulged one of the church’s best-kept secrets – the third part of the message of Fatima – a small band of skeptics and critics are still questioning the official explanation.
Child protection our year-round focus
Apr 28 2010
For the past month, our Archdiocese has joined other institutions and organizations committed to the safety and well-being of children in recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. While our child protection efforts are our focus throughout the year, it does present an opportunity to reflect on what our Church – primarily through the diligence of those working and volunteering in our parishes and schools – is doing every day to protect the children entrusted to our care from the scourge of sexual abuse.
Abuse survivors who met pope ask victims to meet at St. Peter’s Square
Apr 26 2010
WASHINGTON - Two survivors of clergy sexual abuse who met with Pope Benedict XVI during his 2008 visit to Washington are planning to take their pleas for greater recognition of the spiritual, pastoral and mental health needs of abuse victims to the doorstep of the Vatican Oct. 31.