Catholicism

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Vatican calls up Atlético Madrid doctor to treat pope’s knee problem
José María Villalón describes Francis as ‘charming and stubborn’ patient, who did not want surgical intervention

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

22, Nov, 2022 @2:06 PM

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Nun who wowed The Voice of Italy becomes waitress in Spain
Cristina Scuccia, who stunned judges in 2014 contest, explains decision to leave nunhood on talkshow

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

21, Nov, 2022 @1:18 PM

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Jesus treated women with respect, and so should the church | Letters
Letters: Liam Keane feels that more support should be given to women; Rev Dr Donald W Norwood, Canon George Burgon and Doug Kessler also highlight room for improvement

18, Nov, 2022 @4:40 PM

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Alleged clergy abuse survivor wins right to appeal case to high court of Australia
NSW court of appeal had ruled case could not be heard because priest accused of abusing applicant when she was 14 had since died

Christopher Knaus

18, Nov, 2022 @5:43 AM

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Italy church report into sexual abuses a ‘joke’ say victims’ groups
Victims’ advocates say report, which identified 68 alleged abusers between 2020-21, excludes key data and figures

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

17, Nov, 2022 @7:31 PM

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Victims seek help from NSW attorney general over ‘paltry’ Catholic church abuse payouts
State’s top legal officer is monitoring appeal against a ruling lawyers say has emboldened churches to limit compensation to alleged victims of dead paedophile priests

Christopher Knaus

17, Nov, 2022 @2:26 AM

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Another law firm accuses churches of making low-ball compensation offers to alleged abuse survivors
Churches are adopting aggressive approaches towards survivors in cases where alleged paedophile priests and clergy have died

Christopher Knaus

15, Nov, 2022 @11:30 PM

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Catholic church pressuring alleged victims of dead paedophile priests to accept ‘paltry’ payouts, lawyers say
Exclusive: Advocates say it’s disappointing church is spending funds trying to block compensation bids ‘rather than redirecting money to deserving survivors’

Christopher Knaus

14, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Irish police investigate abuse claims against elite Spiritan schools
Catholic order confirms payments of €5m in settlements since 2004 for cases going back decades

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

11, Nov, 2022 @1:49 PM

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Divine renovation: as churchgoing declines in Australia, places of worship are up for sale
Faced by rising repair costs, parishes are being forced to sell. But some in the community are concerned about the fate of historic buildings

Maddie Thomas

05, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Uproar after Irish priest says Varadkar and other gay politicians will go to hell
Fr Seán Sheehy also condemned trans and abortion rights in outspoken homily at church in County Kerry

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

03, Nov, 2022 @2:40 PM

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Bahraini death row prisoner pleads with pope to aid his release
Exclusive: Mohammed Ramadhan, who alleges he was tortured into confessing to deadly bombing, urges pontiff to act on visit to Gulf state

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

03, Nov, 2022 @11:44 AM

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