Cardinal Roger Mahony, the Los Angeles archdiocese and an ex-priest agreed to settlements in four clergy abuse-related cases, totaling $9.9 million.
March 29-April 11, 2013
The bond Rabbi Abraham Skorka and then-Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio formed bridged the religions after some episodes of less-than-cordial relations in Argentina.
Analysis: If Pope Francis undertakes curial reform, the first question is not where might he begin, but how long does he have?
Opinion: Despite the body count of the war in Iraq, some of the same politicians in Washington who pushed us into war a decade ago want to do so again.
Poor and vulnerable Americans must be at the top of the country's spending priorities, the chairmen of two USCCB committees said.
In the cases of then-Cardinal Bergolgio's involvement in the Dirty War and clergy sex abuse, the reporting has included liberal use of such terms as "cloudy" and "murky."
Catholics in Media Associates celebrates its 20th anniversary with a Mass and film and television awards ceremony April 14.
The Oscar-nominated film "Flight," the long-running police drama "Bones" and the hit television miniseries "The Bible" will receive honors at the event.
An open-air Mass will precede the luncheon and awards ceremony in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles.
The new law would provide government-funded contraception for the poor and mandate medical care for women who have had abortions, among other provisions.
The simplicity dotting the first days of Pope Francis' tenure gave some Catholics cause for concern, specifically among those who celebrate the traditional Latin Mass.
Commentary: Much of the scandals surrounding the Curia are management problems that can be dealt with using "best practices" of business and government.