In focus: abortion pill ban, diocesan bankruptcies, extension for Ukrainian refugees
Nation/World news briefs: March 20, 2023
Portuguese Catholic Church highlights problems in abuse commission’s report
More than 4,800 children were sexually abused by members of the Portuguese Catholic Church, according to the commission investigating the issue.
Polish bishops defend St. John Paul II, form commission to investigate ‘full picture’ of archives
The bishops of Poland defended the late pope after a Polish TV station report said there was a “cover up” of abuse when Cardinal Wojtyla was Krakow’s archbishop.
Nation/World news briefs: March 6, 2023
In focus: Labor ruling vindicates Starbucks workers, pope will travel to Hungary, asteroids named for Jesuit astronomers
Nation/World news briefs: Feb. 20, 2023
In focus: Pennsylvania death penalty, Portugal abuse report, papal resignation
In interview, pope says criticism is annoying, but can be helpful
The AP interview with the pope also covered topics ranging from his health to the ongoing clerical sexual abuse crisis and from homosexuality to potential policies for regulating the retirement of a pope who renounces his office.
Veteran Catholic journalist and St. John’s alum reflects on Pope Benedict’s legacy
In an interview with The Central Minnesota Catholic, the former Rome bureau chief of Catholic News Service talks about his memories of the retired pope and his impact on the future of the papacy.
Pope Benedict’s 2008 U.S. visit a whirlwind with timely, pointed messages
When Pope Benedict came to the United States for a visit to Washington and New York spanning six days in mid-April 2008, some news accounts called the pace of his schedule “grueling.”