- Martini was known for his progressive position on some of the Church's most controversial issues, including priestly celibacy, the use of condoms, euthanasia and homosexuality.
- First bishop found guilty in sex abuse crisis
- Franciscan friars back American nuns in Vatican spat
Livia Borghese, for CNN
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Italian cardinal Carlo Maria Martini's body was lying in state at the cathedral in Milan, Italy, on September 1, 2012.
(September 1, 2012) In an interview published a day after his death, a prominent progressive Catholic cardinal left the best summary of his contribution to debates within the Church.
"The Church has remained 200 years behind the times. Why has it not been shaken up?" Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini said in an interview published in Saturday's Corriere dell Sera newspaper. "Are we scared? Fear instead of courage? However, faith is the fundamental to the church."
First bishop found guilty in sex abuse crisis, Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter
- Jackson County, Mo., Circuit Court Judge John Torrence gave Finn a two-year suspended sentence of probation with nine conditions, including mandating direct reporting of future suspicions of child abuse to prosecutors.
- Kansas City cases cost diocese $1.39 million in legal fees
- Catholic bishop says church's credibility on sexual abuse is 'shredded'
Franciscan friars back American nuns in Vatican spat, Daniel Burke, Religion News Service
The brothers have come to the sisters’ defense.