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Police arrest Indian bishop, charge him with rape

Police arrest Indian bishop, charge him with rape

| September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the request of an Indian bishop accused of raping a nun to be relieved of his duties during the investigation.

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Class-action lawsuit filed against eight Pennsylvania dioceses

Class-action lawsuit filed against eight Pennsylvania dioceses

| September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A class-action lawsuit was filed Sept. 17 against eight Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania demanding the dioceses provide proof that they submitted the names of all suspected predators.

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New saints highlight care for poor, zeal for Gospel

New saints highlight care for poor, zeal for Gospel

| September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world will celebrate when Pope Francis formally declares that Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, El Salvador, are saints.

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Some cry ‘scandal’ to cover their own failings, pope says at Mass

Some cry ‘scandal’ to cover their own failings, pope says at Mass

| Cindy Wooden | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

While God’s holy Church is made up of sinners, it also has its share of hypocrites who love to cry “scandal” to point out the failings of others and make themselves appear pure, Pope Francis said at morning Mass.

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U.S. reports poverty declines, but agencies finding needs remain great

U.S. reports poverty declines, but agencies finding needs remain great

| Dennis Sadowski | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The good news from the U.S. Census Bureau Sept. 12 was that the poverty rate dropped for the third straight year in 2017 and median family incomes ticked up 1.8 percent to nearly $61,400.

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In letters to German cardinal, retired pope defends way he stepped down

In letters to German cardinal, retired pope defends way he stepped down

| Carol Glatz | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI expressed his displeasure with the way a German cardinal publicly criticized his stepping down as pontiff, and he defended taking the title “pope emeritus.”

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Real peace requires sincere dialogue, hard work, Colombian prelate says

Real peace requires sincere dialogue, hard work, Colombian prelate says

| Beth Griffin | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Peace is a gift from God and not an imposition, a Colombian archbishop told those gathered for a Sept. 17 prayer service on the eve of the opening of the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly.

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The Church isn’t above the law, Chilean bishop says

The Church isn’t above the law, Chilean bishop says

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

As revelations of the sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults by clergy continue in Chile, an archbishop said that the church can no longer ignore the suffering of victims.

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Christians have moral mandate to fight racism, populism, say speakers

Christians have moral mandate to fight racism, populism, say speakers

| Carol Glatz | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christians have the teachings and the responsibility to address growing fear of and discrimination against immigrants and refugees, said speakers opening a Vatican-sponsored conference.

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