Catholic Church

Father Paul Vuturo (Source: CBS4)

S. Florida Catholics Watch Pope Benedict’s Final Address

Many of South Florida’s 1.3 million Catholics woke early Wednesday morning to watch Pope Benedict’s last general audience before he officially steps down on Thursday.

CBS4–02/27/2013

Neil Doherty (Source: Broward Sheriff"s Office)

Priest Pleads No Contest In Underage Sex Abuse Case

Looking frail and seated before a judge, retired South Florida priest Neil Doherty pleaded no contest to six counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child.

CBS4–01/14/2013

Neil Doherty is the first Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Miami to be charged with sexual battery on a minor younger than 12. He served as a priest at a parish in Margate. He is retired. (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office via The Miami Herald)

Miami Archdiocese Faces Another Molestation Suit

The Miami Archdiocese again finds itself the target of a child abuse lawsuit, this time involving an accused serial molester already being held in the Broward County jail in a criminal case.

CBS4–11/16/2012

(Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Opinion: Churches Shouldn’t Be The Next Super PACs

It is time to end the tax exempt status of religious organizations that advocated for a partisan candidate.

11/13/2012

Contraception Mandate Protest 6/9/12

Wenski Helps Lead Protest Against Contraception Mandate

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski will step into the middle of a political firestorm surrounding the health care of women Friday when he holds two rallies to oppose the Health and Human Services mandate that makes employers provide free contraceptives and cover other women’s health services.

CBS4–06/08/2012

(Photo by: Ron Sachs / Pool via CNP)

Poll: Contraception Battle Doesn’t Impact Obama Rating Among Catholics

Based on new polling from Gallup, it appears Catholics didn’t change their opinion of President Barack Obama after his recent decision forcing insurers to cover the cost of birth control.

CBS4–02/14/2012

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Key West Church Named Minor Basilica By Vatican

The oldest Catholic church in South Florida has been named a minor basilica by the Vatican. Established in 1846, St. Mary Star of the Sea in Key West will be the first basilica in the Archdiocese of Miami.

CBS4–02/13/2012

Archbishop Thomas Wenski. (Source: CBS4)

Archbishop Wenski Returns To S. Fla. From Cuba

Archbishop Thomas Wenski returned to South Florida from Cuba Saturday afternoon. The Catholic church seems to be mending the heart of the Cuban government on its previously tough stance against the religion, he said.

CBS4–12/31/2011

Archbishop Thomas Wenski. (Source: CBS4)

Archbishop Wenski To Head Back To S. Fla. From Cuba

Archbishop Thomas Wenski plans to return to South Florida from Cuba on Saturday. The ceremonies taking place in Cuba come ahead of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit the last week of March.

CBS4–12/30/2011

(Source:AP)

Pope Benedict XVI To Visit Cuba This Spring

The Roman Catholic Church announced Monday that Pope Benedict XVI will visit Cuba this spring. The visit would coincide with the celebration the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the image of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba’s patron saint.

CBS4–12/12/2011

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