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Pope makes surprise visit to mobile clinic in St. Peter’s Square

Pope makes surprise visit to mobile clinic in St. Peter’s Square

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a mobile health care facility set up in St. Peter’s Square to serve the city’s homeless and poor. Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a mobile health care facility set up in St. Peter’s Square to serve the city’s homeless and poor.

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Milan court rules against former nuncio in inheritance lawsuit

Milan court rules against former nuncio in inheritance lawsuit

| Carol Glatz | November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

A civil court in Milan ordered Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a longtime diplomat and former Vatican nuncio to the United States, to return close to 2 million euro plus interest and legal fees to his brother Father Lorenzo Vigano.

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Notre Dame band members strike chord with concert and connect generations

Notre Dame band members strike chord with concert and connect generations

| John Shaughnessy | November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Annie Hill and Allie Braschler usually perform in front of 80,000 cheering, clapping and screaming fans in one of the most well-known football stadiums in the world.

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Pope meets Israeli president at the Vatican

Pope meets Israeli president at the Vatican

| Carol Glatz | November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis welcomed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to the Vatican Nov. 15 for a private discussion that included the importance of building greater trust between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Six sex abuse survivors announce lawsuit against U.S. bishops

Six sex abuse survivors announce lawsuit against U.S. bishops

| Rhina Guidos | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the U.S. bishops entered the last public part of their 2018 fall general assembly, centered largely on the clergy sex abuse crisis, six clergy sex abuse survivors announced Nov. 14 a lawsuit against the prelates’ main organization, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Bishops give go-ahead to diocese’s Sister Thea Bowman sainthood effort

Bishops give go-ahead to diocese’s Sister Thea Bowman sainthood effort

| Mark Pattison | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops gave their assent to the canonization effort launched for Sister Thea Bowman by the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi.

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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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