Talking to reporters Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI had strong words about the abuse scandals that have plagued the church, saying, 'sins inside the church' threatened Catholicism, and that 'forgiveness does not substitute justice.'
This Easter Sunday Christians worldwide will celebrate Christ's resurrection. The Catholic Church may very well be hoping for a minor healing miracle of its own as a decades-old sex abuse scandal continues to plague church leaders in the U.S. and abroad.
The New York Times reported this week that top Vatican officials did not defrock a priest who had sexually abused as many as 200 deaf boys at a Milwaukee school. We hear from one of the victims and his daughter, who interprets on the air.
When Pope Benedict XVI was still Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, he did not defrock a priest who allegedly molested as many as 200 deaf boys over the course of decades, according to records obtained by The New York Times.
Questions are being raised about whether Pope Benedict was personally involved in covering up a case of child sex abuse by a Roman Catholic priest. Marco Werman talks with John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter.
Father Peter Hullerman, a German Catholic priest, was suspended Tuesday for sexually abusing a boy in 1980. This has caused a scandal for Pope Benedict XVI, the then archbishop who allowed Hullerman to stay in the Church after the 1980 accusation.
Pope Benedict XVI has signed a decree that shifts World War II-era Pope Pius XII one step closer to sainthood. But there are some who consider him to be very controversial. Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward joins The Takeaway.
Pope Benedict XVI is paving the way for Anglican groups to take communion with the Catholic Church. Guests: Retired Rev. George Langberg, Bishop of the Northeast Anglican Church in America and John Allen, correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter.
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