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Catholics express despair, disbelief, anger at new abuse revelations

Catholics express despair, disbelief, anger at new abuse revelations

| Mark Pattison | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

After the first allegations of abuse against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick were publicized in mid-June, employees at the U.S. bishops’ conference headquarters in Washington were bracing for calls from Catholics confused, outraged or anything in between regarding the emerging scandal.

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Cardinal explains plan to address ‘moral catastrophe’ of abuse

Cardinal explains plan to address ‘moral catastrophe’ of abuse

| Julie Asher | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Aug. 16 announced three key goals and a comprehensive plan to address the “moral catastrophe” of the new abuse scandal hitting the U.S. church.

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Wuerl: In Pittsburgh, he ‘established strong policies’ on abuse claims

Wuerl: In Pittsburgh, he ‘established strong policies’ on abuse claims

| Julie Asher | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl said Aug. 14 that during his tenure as bishop of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2006, he “established strong policies that addressed the needs of abuse survivors, removed priests from ministry and protected the most vulnerable in the community.”

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Schools look ahead with innovation but also focus on tradition

Schools look ahead with innovation but also focus on tradition

| Carol Zimmermann | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

If anyone could rest on their laurels, it’s Catholic schools for all they have accomplished in their U.S. history, educating in the faith and teaching children of all backgrounds in cities and rural areas across the country.

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Catholic schools get creative in how they use, fund technology

Catholic schools get creative in how they use, fund technology

| Chaz Muth | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Rosali Patterson picks up the blue, plastic prosthetic hand that she and some fellow students made at St. John Fisher Catholic School in Portland, the rising eighth-grader marvels at what this object will mean for some underprivileged child one day.

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Preserving Catholic school’s charism ‘has to be intentional’

Preserving Catholic school’s charism ‘has to be intentional’

| Katie Rutter | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although women religious — once synonymous with Catholic education — have been disappearing from U.S. classrooms in recent decades, many Catholic schools are taking extra steps to make sure that even as these sisters age or their numbers decrease, the charisms that infused the schools they founded will not be lost.

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Pennsylvania grand jury says Church was interested in hiding abuse

Pennsylvania grand jury says Church was interested in hiding abuse

| Rhina Guidos | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Pennsylvania grand jury report issued Aug. 14 paints a picture of a Catholic Church in six of the state’s dioceses that for decades handled claims of sex abuse of minors under its care by hiding the allegations and its victims.

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Keeping Catholic school tuition affordable requires creativity

Keeping Catholic school tuition affordable requires creativity

| Chaz Muth and Carol Zimmermann | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Making Catholic education accessible to everyone has been a mission of the church in the U.S. for centuries, but keeping it affordable in modern times has required innovative methods.

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Bishops ‘shamed’ by ‘sins, omissions’ of priests, bishops leading to abuse

Bishops ‘shamed’ by ‘sins, omissions’ of priests, bishops leading to abuse

| August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops as “are shamed by and sorry for the sins and omissions by Catholic priests and Catholic bishops” that have led to sexual abuse and caused great harm to many, said an Aug. 14 statement from the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the chairman of its child protection committee.

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Knights’ donations, volunteer hours and members keep growing, CEO says

Knights’ donations, volunteer hours and members keep growing, CEO says

| August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In an opening address Aug. 7 at the 136th annual Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention, the organizations’ CEO, Carl Anderson, spoke of the charitable works of the Knights, their ongoing pro-life commitment and pledge to support persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria.

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Abuse letter to Cardinal O’Malley was second priest sent officials

Abuse letter to Cardinal O’Malley was second priest sent officials

| Rhina Guidos | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a June 2015 letter to Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley obtained by Catholic News Service, a New York priest tells the prelate about “sexual abuse/harassment/intimidation” allegations he had heard concerning then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and asks that if the matter doesn’t fall under his purview, to forward it to the “proper agency in the Vatican.”

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