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President will pass along invitation for pope to visit North Korea

President will pass along invitation for pope to visit North Korea

| October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The South Korean president’s office said that when the president meets Pope Francis Oct. 18, he will pass on an invitation for the pope to visit North Korea.

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Kavanaugh says he feels no ‘bitterness’ over confirmation process

Kavanaugh says he feels no ‘bitterness’ over confirmation process

| October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

New Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh said Oct. 8 he has no “bitterness” over a contentious confirmation process that ultimately ended with a Senate vote Oct. 6 to confirm him for the seat on the high court left vacant by the July 31 retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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McCarrick case: Vatican starting to acknowledge mistakes

McCarrick case: Vatican starting to acknowledge mistakes

| Cindy Wooden | October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, Cardinal Marc Ouellet and an official Vatican statement seem to be laying the groundwork for an admission that mistakes were made in handling allegations that Archbishop Theodore McCarrick engaged in sexual misconduct and even abuse.

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Pakistan court rules on Catholic’s blasphemy charge, defers announcement

Pakistan court rules on Catholic’s blasphemy charge, defers announcement

| Simon Caldwell | October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

A court in Pakistan has reached a decision on whether a Catholic woman will become the first person to hang to death under the country’s controversial blasphemy laws.

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Migration should be a choice, not forced, says cardinal

Migration should be a choice, not forced, says cardinal

| Carol Glatz | October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Young people should have a right to migrate but should never be forced to do so, said an Italian cardinal at the Synod of Bishops.

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Cardinal Ouellet responds to Archbishop Vigano on McCarrick case

Cardinal Ouellet responds to Archbishop Vigano on McCarrick case

| Cindy Wooden | October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington had been told by Vatican officials to withdraw from public life because of rumors about his sexual misconduct, said Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

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Vatican reviewing McCarrick case, vows to pursue truth no matter what

Vatican reviewing McCarrick case, vows to pursue truth no matter what

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Promising a thorough review of how the Vatican handled allegations of sexual misconduct by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the Vatican acknowledged that what happened may fall short of the procedures that are in place today.

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No shortage of issues piquing voter interest in midterm elections

No shortage of issues piquing voter interest in midterm elections

| Mark Pattison | October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the clock toward the Nov. 6 midterm elections ticking away, there are some parallels between the findings of a Sept. 26 Pew Research Center survey on issues of key concern to voters and issues outlined in the U.S. bishops’ “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” a document meant to provide a moral framework Catholic voters can use to analyze issues.

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Mercy sisters decry report of immigrant children moved to tent city

Mercy sisters decry report of immigrant children moved to tent city

| Carol Zimmermann | October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas said they are “outraged and appalled” by a recent report of migrant children being moved to a tent city in Texas, adding that what is happening now “pales in comparison to the trauma and uncertainty these young girls and boys and their families will experience for years to come.”

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Cardinal: Damage of abuse scandal caused by church leadership, not media

Cardinal: Damage of abuse scandal caused by church leadership, not media

| Carol Glatz | October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The days of making “weak excuses” in response to the sexual abuse crisis are over, said German Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising.

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Synod urged to make more room for young leaders and for women

Synod urged to make more room for young leaders and for women

| Cindy Wooden | October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two women religious urged the Synod of Bishops to open more space in the Catholic Church, including in decision-making roles, to women and young people.

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Bishops say young people need to be heard, not arrogantly lectured

Bishops say young people need to be heard, not arrogantly lectured

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church needs to communicate the beauty and intelligence of faith to young men and women without resorting to condescending and aggressive methods, Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles told members of the Synod of Bishops.

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