- Letter From Priests' Lovers Reignites Celibacy Debate
In an unprecedented move, a group of Italian women who have had relationships with priests wrote an open letter to Pope Benedict XVI, saying that priests need to love and be loved. (NPR)
- Vatican tries to quell uproar over gay comment
The Vatican on Wednesday tried to defuse growing anger over remarks by the pope's top aide that the problem behind the pedophile priest scandals is homosexuality and not the church's celibacy requirement. (Associated Press)
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