The trial of Msgr. William J. Lynn, secretary for clergy under a late Philadelphia cardinal, exposes every day what Pope Benedict XVI has called “the filth of the church.” As the New York Times explained, Lynn is “the first Roman Catholic supervisor in the country to be tried on felony charges of endangering children and conspiracy — not on allegations that he molested children himself.
Popes tend to communicate with members of the Roman Catholic Church through long-worded encyclicals and apostolic exhortations, but current pontiff Benedict XVI has already made history as the first pope to issue a message via Twitt... Read Post
ROME – After Pope Benedict XVI became the first pope in hundreds of years to voluntarily resign, the Roman Catholic Church could be in for another first in recent history—an African pope. Two African cardinals are rumored to be amon... Read Post