At summit, survivors expose 'cancer' of clergy sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “Every time I refused to have sex with him, he would beat me,” an abuse survivor from Africa told Pope Francis and bishops attending the Vatican summit on child protection and the abuse crisis.

Illinois doctor: Newman miracle depositions were 'spiritual experiences'

CHICAGO (CNS) — When the Vatican announced Feb. 15 that Pope Francis had signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, clearing the way for his canonization, there was rejoicing in Chicago.

Dolan: Church loves, welcomes pregnant women, is 'honored' to serve them

NEW YORK (CNS)  — In a robust demonstration that actions speak louder than words, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan Feb. 18 introduced representatives of six church-related organizations that help pregnant women in need.