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Bishops say they face angry questions over mishandling of abuse reports

Bishops say they face angry questions over mishandling of abuse reports

| Dennis Sadowski | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

U.S. bishops admitted during a wide-ranging discussion during their fall general assembly that parishioners are angry and continually ask how a charismatic clergyman was able to rise through church ranks despite widespread knowledge of allegations that he sexually abused seminarians and boys.

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U.S. bishops discuss proposed restrictions on prelates removed from office

U.S. bishops discuss proposed restrictions on prelates removed from office

| Carol Zimmermann | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

During the second day of their annual fall assembly in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops discussed, even though they weren’t voting on, procedures they could use to restrict bishops removed from their position or reassigned due to sexual abuse allegations or “grave negligence in office.”

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Bishops offer perspectives on next steps forward in addressing abuse

Bishops offer perspectives on next steps forward in addressing abuse

| Mark Pattison | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although unable to vote on specific proposals on episcopal accountability standards and other protocols to address the current clerical sex abuse crisis facing U.S. Catholicism, two bishops suggested items on which a consensus could be built among the nation’s bishops.

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Mass, ceremony mark 100th anniversary of World War I’s end

Mass, ceremony mark 100th anniversary of World War I’s end

| Richard Szczepanowski | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

With a solemn Mass, the mournful toll of bells, and patriotic songs and poems, more than 300 gathered at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington on Nov. 11 to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and to honor those men and women who have served in the armed forces.

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World has not learned lessons from Great War, pope says

World has not learned lessons from Great War, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The brutality of the First World War is a lesson that the world has yet to learn, Pope Francis said.

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Temporary mobile health clinic for the poor opens in St. Peter’s Square

Temporary mobile health clinic for the poor opens in St. Peter’s Square

| Carol Glatz | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

As workers were getting St. Peter’s Square ready for this year’s Nativity scene, nearby a large mobile health care facility was set up and running to serve the city’s homeless and poor.

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Pope Francis to visit Morocco in March

Pope Francis to visit Morocco in March

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will make a two-day apostolic visit to Morocco next year, the Vatican announced.

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Bishops overwhelmingly approve pastoral against racism

Bishops overwhelmingly approve pastoral against racism

| Mark Pattison | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops took the first steps toward approving a pastoral letter against racism with the document’s introduction Nov. 13 during their annual fall general meeting.

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Bishops’ abuse response must trump all other issues, advisory group says

Bishops’ abuse response must trump all other issues, advisory group says

| Carol Zimmermann | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

A group that has been advising the U.S. bishops for 50 years on multiple issues chose to speak to the bishops in Baltimore Nov. 13 on just one issue: the clergy sexual abuse crisis itself and ways to move forward from it.

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