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Pope calls for stronger preparation for sacrament of marriage

Pope calls for stronger preparation for sacrament of marriage

| Carol Glatz | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every heart longs for unconditional love and fidelity, Pope Francis said.

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Judge orders arrest of longtime suspect in St. Romero’s 1980 killing

Judge orders arrest of longtime suspect in St. Romero’s 1980 killing

| Rhina Guidos | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Days after the Catholic Church declared Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero a saint, a judge in El Salvador issued a capture order for a former military captain suspected of killing the religious leader in 1980 as he celebrated Mass.

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All six dioceses in Illinois sued over clergy sexual abuse allegations

All six dioceses in Illinois sued over clergy sexual abuse allegations

| October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Attorney Jeff Anderson, who has represented clergy abuse victims nationwide, filed a lawsuit Oct. 18 in Chicago against all six Catholic dioceses in Illinois and the Illinois Catholic Conference for what he described as an ongoing effort to cover up clergy sexual abuse.

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Australian students, alumni urge synod not to use ‘ambiguous language’

Australian students, alumni urge synod not to use ‘ambiguous language’

| Peter Rosengren | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than 200 Australian Catholic university students and alumni told the Synod of Bishops that young Catholics cannot be well formed in their faith when prelates create confusion by using “ambiguous language” on key issues “despite Christ’s clear teaching, the Church fathers and the clear dogma of the Church.”

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U.S. cardinal: Abuse crisis discussed at synod, will top bishops’ agenda

U.S. cardinal: Abuse crisis discussed at synod, will top bishops’ agenda

| Cindy Wooden | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

While the clerical sexual abuse crisis did not dominate discussions at the Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said it was discussed, and everyone in the room clearly believed the crisis has to be dealt with.

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Catholic officials say Hurricane Michael sets new bar for disaster relief

Catholic officials say Hurricane Michael sets new bar for disaster relief

| October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Yirca Salazar, a quality assurance specialist for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, was just a toddler when 1992’s Category-5 Hurricane Andrew left a trail of destruction south of Miami.

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Cardinal Rivera’s home attacked in Mexico City, security guard killed

Cardinal Rivera’s home attacked in Mexico City, security guard killed

| David Agren | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

An auxiliary police officer was shot dead at the Mexico City home of Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera in what authorities described as an unsuccessful attempt at robbing the retired churchman.

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Justice Department opens investigation into abuse claims in Pennsylvania

Justice Department opens investigation into abuse claims in Pennsylvania

| Matthew Gambino | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has received a subpoena as part of a federal grand jury investigating allegations of child sexual abuse and a cover-up of such claims, church officials confirmed Oct. 18.

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Saints risk all for love of Jesus, pope says at canonization Mass

Saints risk all for love of Jesus, pope says at canonization Mass

| Cindy Wooden | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Carrying Pope Paul VI’s pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church.

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Former nuncio claims vindication after Cardinal Ouellet’s response

Former nuncio claims vindication after Cardinal Ouellet’s response

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

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano said he is convinced he was right to accuse Pope Francis and church officials of failing to act on accusations that then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.

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Election guides and helping voters form conscience before casting ballot

Election guides and helping voters form conscience before casting ballot

| Mark Pattison | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics are far from the only religion in the public-policy arena. One such Christian counterpart is the National Association of Evangelicals, which has published “For the Health of the Nation: An Evangelical Call to Civic Responsibility” since 2004 and issued a revised version this year.

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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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