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Church present and future: Synod to show young Catholics’ needs, gifts

Church present and future: Synod to show young Catholics’ needs, gifts

| Cindy Wooden | September 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Synod of Bishops will meet in October to try to look at the world and the Catholic Church through the eyes of teenagers and young adults and find ways to encourage their enthusiasm and dreams, help them sift through the possibilities life offers them to serve others and resist the temptations that come their way.

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Church plans third-party abuse reporting system, code of conduct

Church plans third-party abuse reporting system, code of conduct

| Julie Asher | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pledging to “heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us,” the U.S. bishops’ Administrative Committee Sept. 19 outlined actions to address the abuse crisis, including approving the establishment of a third-party confidential reporting system for claims of any abuse by bishops.

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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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Apostolic visitor outlines plans for expansion at Medjugorje shrine

Apostolic visitor outlines plans for expansion at Medjugorje shrine

| Jonathan Luxmoore | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Polish archbishop tasked with overseeing Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Medjugorje shrine has outlined plans for expansion, including more Masses in different languages and facilities for young pilgrims who flock to the site of the alleged Marian apparitions.

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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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Disney animator credits Catholic schools with foundation for his success

Disney animator credits Catholic schools with foundation for his success

| Joanne Fox | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ron Clements is a renowned animator, screenwriter and producer-director of award-winning Disney films, including the 2017 blockbuster “Moana.”

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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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