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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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Christians have moral mandate to fight racism, populism, say speakers

Christians have moral mandate to fight racism, populism, say speakers

| Carol Glatz | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christians have the teachings and the responsibility to address growing fear of and discrimination against immigrants and refugees, said speakers opening a Vatican-sponsored conference.

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Young Catholics discuss way forward for Church in light of abuse crisis

Young Catholics discuss way forward for Church in light of abuse crisis

| Kelly Sankowski | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ pontificate has been one of reform, but his response to the current abuse crisis is “a moment of make or break” for him, a speaker said Sept. 17 at a “Salt and Light Gathering” at Georgetown University in Washington.

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In homily, Calif. priest says he was abused, hears from dozens of victims

In homily, Calif. priest says he was abused, hears from dozens of victims

| Mark Pattison | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

To be a voice for victims of clerical sexual abuse, Father Brendan McGuire realized he had to come to terms with the abuse he suffered at the hands of a priest when he was 18. It was a secret he had held for 35 years.

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Brooklyn Diocese to pay part of $27.5 million to settle sex abuse case

Brooklyn Diocese to pay part of $27.5 million to settle sex abuse case

| Rhina Guidos | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Brooklyn and an after-school program in New York have settled a case out of court for $27.5 million with four men who say they were sexually abused as boys, between ages 8 and 12, by a man whom the diocese identified as a “volunteer worker.”

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Attending Mass on Sunday night becoming new tradition for many Catholics

Attending Mass on Sunday night becoming new tradition for many Catholics

| Emily Benson | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Going to church on Sunday morning is a tradition for most Catholics, but a new trend may be emerging: Sunday-evening Masses.

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Irish singer Bono calls pope ‘extraordinary man for extraordinary times’

Irish singer Bono calls pope ‘extraordinary man for extraordinary times’

| Cindy Wooden | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bono, the lead singer of the Irish band U2, said he told Pope Francis that in Ireland “it looks as though the abusers are being more protected than the victims. And you could see the pain in his face.”

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Catholic Charities distributes disaster relief to areas hit by Florence

Catholic Charities distributes disaster relief to areas hit by Florence

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Carolinas were hard hit with record rainfall and flooding rivers from tropical storm Florence since it made landfall Sept. 14. And although the storm was downgraded from a hurricane to a Category 1 tropical storm, it still caused extensive water damage.

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Stanford University to remove saint’s name from some properties

Stanford University to remove saint’s name from some properties

| Rhina Guidos | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

California’s Stanford University will strip the name of 18th-century Franciscan friar, St. Junipero Serra, from some of its properties but keep a street named after him.

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Listening church: Pope gives new vision for Synod of Bishops

Listening church: Pope gives new vision for Synod of Bishops

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Synod of Bishops increasingly should be a structure for listening to the Catholic faithful, demonstrating a local bishop’s concern for the entire church and a means of expressing all the bishops’ unity with the pope, Pope Francis said.

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Human sexuality is gift from God, pope says

Human sexuality is gift from God, pope says

| Carol Glatz | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Human sexuality is not taboo, it is a gift of God, Pope Francis told a group of young people from France.

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When devil is unleashed, humility is the only weapon, pope says

When devil is unleashed, humility is the only weapon, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

When unjustly insulted and accused, Jesus showed his power and authority not by admonishing others but by being humble and meek, Pope Francis said.

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