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Quebec bishops denounce abuses aired in broadcast on Oblates

Quebec bishops denounce abuses aired in broadcast on Oblates

| Francois Gloutnay | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a statement issued a few minutes after the broadcast of a story from Radio-Canada investigating sexual abuse allegedly committed by 10 Oblate missionaries in First Nation communities, the Quebec Assembly of Catholic Bishops told of their “indignation and shame” for the “terrible tragedy of sexual and physical abuse of minors by members of the clergy or religious communities.”

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District of Columbia announces hotline to report sex abuse by clergy

District of Columbia announces hotline to report sex abuse by clergy

| October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced Oct. 22 the launch of a hotline and email address to report child sexual abuse by clergy.

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Chilean court says no verdict in survivors’ lawsuit against archdiocese

Chilean court says no verdict in survivors’ lawsuit against archdiocese

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Survivors of abuse in Chile believed they had won a major victory when they heard a Chilean court recognized that the Archdiocese of Santiago prevented a thorough investigation into sexual abuses committed by a former priest, Fernando Karadima.

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Pope calls for new alliance between young, old to change the world

Pope calls for new alliance between young, old to change the world

| Carol Glatz | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the launch of a new book, Pope Francis is calling for a new alliance — between young and old — to change the world.

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Nuns on the Bus 21-state tour stirs support for ‘responsible programs’

Nuns on the Bus 21-state tour stirs support for ‘responsible programs’

| Dennis Sadowski | October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Sister Janice Cebula isn’t one to turn down a chance to learn and be inspired.

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Pennsylvania order asks Supreme Court to uphold its religious rights

Pennsylvania order asks Supreme Court to uphold its religious rights

| Dennis Sadowski | October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether their religious freedom rights were violated by the construction and pending use of a natural gas pipeline through its land.

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Indian priest, witness against bishop accused of rape, found dead

Indian priest, witness against bishop accused of rape, found dead

| October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Catholic priest considered a prime witness against an Indian bishop accused of rape has been found dead, with his family suspecting foul play. However, local medical staff said he had a series of health problems.

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Synod groups on sexuality: Church welcomes all, calls all to conversion

Synod groups on sexuality: Church welcomes all, calls all to conversion

| Cindy Wooden | October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

No one is excluded from the love of God or from being welcomed into the Catholic Church, but God’s love and the Church’s welcome also come with a call to conversion, said the English-language groups at the Synod of Bishops.

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Christians are meant to serve, not be served, pope says

Christians are meant to serve, not be served, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesus shows Christians the rule they must live by: that they are there to serve, not be served, Pope Francis said.

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Neutral stand on assisted suicide by physicians group called ‘startling’

Neutral stand on assisted suicide by physicians group called ‘startling’

| October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The president of the Catholic Medical Association said Oct. 18 that the American Academy of Family Physicians’ new “engaged neutrality” position on physician-assisted suicide is “diametrically opposed” to the medical community’s long-standing opposition to it.

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Smith dinner’s tone lighthearted, but abuse crisis not ignored in remarks

Smith dinner’s tone lighthearted, but abuse crisis not ignored in remarks

| Beth Griffin | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the current toxic environment where political rivals describe each other as “evil” and “enemies,” it is imperative to remember that in America, “our political opponents are not evil, they are just our opponents,” according to Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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Doctrine won’t change, but LGBTQ Catholics need care, U.S. observer says

Doctrine won’t change, but LGBTQ Catholics need care, U.S. observer says

| Carol Glatz | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

One small group’s discussions at the Synod of Bishops concerning the LGBTQ community focused on how the Catholic Church could best minister to people who already feel marginalized and attacked by the church itself, a U.S. synod participant said.

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