By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
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A Scottish cardinal Sunday admitted to engaging in sexual misconduct, one day before Roman Catholic leaders prepare for a meeting here to begin the selection of a pope under a cloud of church scandals, including those involving pedophile priests.
Comedian Jim Carrey just can't quit the cracks. First he puts down the Second Amendment. Then he disses the church and religion.
The top cardinal in the United Kingdom, Keith O'Brien, who's been accused of "inappropriate" behavior with fellow clergy, is stepping down, effective immediately.
Pope Benedict XVI signed several decrees Monday to ensure a swift and smooth election of a successor without hint of a brewing scandal, as the most senior cardinals in Britain and the U.S. wrestled with their personal involvements in the Roman Catholic Church's decade-old sex scandal.
Pope Benedict XVI, beginning a controversial state visit to Britain, acknowledged Thursday that the Catholic Church failed to act decisively or quickly enough to deal with priests who rape and molest children.
LONDON — Religious leaders and pro-life campaigners have angrily attacked the British government for its refusal to ban the creation of animal-human embryos and so-called "savior siblings" — research described by one Roman Catholic cardinal as a form of "Frankenstein" science.
Cardinal O'Brien already had told the Vatican he would not attend the conclave of cardinals to elect a new pontiff to replace Pope Benedict XVI.
Keith O'Brien, archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, resigned his post Monday and announced that he would not attend the Vatican City conclave to elect a new pope, saying his presence would be a distraction.