Archive for September, 2018

Cardinal Wuerl addresses church’s ‘pain, confusion and disillusionment’

Cardinal Wuerl addresses church’s ‘pain, confusion and disillusionment’

| Mark Zimmermann | September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Addressing the clergy abuse crisis in the church will require “wider lay engagement, more realized accountability and evident transparency,” said Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl at the end of a Sept. 2 Mass in Washington.

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Former nuncio now says sanctions against McCarrick were ‘private’

Former nuncio now says sanctions against McCarrick were ‘private’

| Cindy Wooden | September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former nuncio to the United States who called on Pope Francis to resign for allegedly lifting sanctions placed on Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, now says those “sanctions” were “private” and neither he nor now-retired Pope Benedict XVI ever was able to enforce them.

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Catholic education supporter to receive first Aim Higher Foundation award

Catholic education supporter to receive first Aim Higher Foundation award

| September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Local philanthropist Karen Rauenhorst channels her lifelong passion for Catholic schools into helping children have the same educational opportunities she did.

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Jesuit priest and school president offers prayers at McCain memorials

Jesuit priest and school president offers prayers at McCain memorials

| September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesuit Father Edward Reese, the president of St. Ignatius Prep School in San Francisco, offered prayers in both Phoenix and Washington, including a homily at the National Cathedral in Washington, after the death of John McCain, the senator from Arizona who died Aug. 25 at age 81 after a long struggle with brain cancer.

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Bishop Cozzens: Archbishop Nienstedt investigation ‘doomed to fail’

Bishop Cozzens: Archbishop Nienstedt investigation ‘doomed to fail’

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Throughout this process, there was confusion about who was ultimately in charge and what should be done to ensure a fair outcome. I think that Bishop Piché believes that the investigation was completed to the best of his ability. I understand the strong frustrations expressed by Father Griffith, whom I believe acted in good faith and with sincerity and integrity. We all did the best we could in a difficult situation.”

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