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California governor vetoes measure to extend statute of limitations

California governor vetoes measure to extend statute of limitations

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a measure Sept. 30 that would have extended the state’s statute of limitations for decades for childhood sexual abuse survivors.

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Catholic University students call for dean ouster over Kavanaugh tweets

Catholic University students call for dean ouster over Kavanaugh tweets

| Rhina Guidos | October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Some students, alumni and faculty members at The Catholic University of America in Washington are calling for the resignation of the dean of its National Catholic School of Social Service following a series of tweets he wrote criticizing women who accused embattled Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

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Next Encuentro phase is action by parishes, dioceses on ideas, priorities

Next Encuentro phase is action by parishes, dioceses on ideas, priorities

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nearly 3,000 Hispanic ministry leaders, like Dominican Sister Judith Maldonado, have gone back to their parishes and dioceses to share the ideas and fruits of the conversations that took place at the Fifth National Encuentro in Grapevine, Texas.

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Hearing examines China’s policy on religion, new agreement with Vatican

Hearing examines China’s policy on religion, new agreement with Vatican

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Debate continues about whether the Vatican’s provisional agreement with China will improve relations between the Chinese state and members of religious groups, which have had a long history of conflict.

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Editorial asks Kavanaugh nomination be withdrawn; others stand by nominee

Editorial asks Kavanaugh nomination be withdrawn; others stand by nominee

| Carol Zimmermann | October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

After the daylong Senate Judiciary Committee hearings Sept. 27 on a claim of sexual assault made against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, America magazine published an online editorial reversing its former stance on the nominee.

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Former Washington Cardinal McCarrick now living in rural Kansas friary

Former Washington Cardinal McCarrick now living in rural Kansas friary

| Rhina Guidos | September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Washington announced Sept. 28 that former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was removed from ministry earlier this year after abuse allegations came to light, is now living in Kansas in a friary for Capuchin Franciscan friars.

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Former nuncio claims Vatican official has evidence of cover-up

Former nuncio claims Vatican official has evidence of cover-up

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former nuncio to the United States who accused Pope Francis and church officials of failing to act on accusations of sexual abuse, urged a top Vatican official to release documents that would prove his allegations.

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Pope expels Karadima, notorious Chilean abuser, from priesthood

Pope expels Karadima, notorious Chilean abuser, from priesthood

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis expelled from the priesthood a Chilean who gained notoriety for sexually abusing young men in his parish.

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Chinese Catholics outside mainland divided over Sino-Vatican agreement

Chinese Catholics outside mainland divided over Sino-Vatican agreement

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics in Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong are divided over the provisional agreement between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops.

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Three convents in Congo attacked within two-week span

Three convents in Congo attacked within two-week span

| Godfrey Olukya | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Three convents in Congo were attacked by armed men in the latest violence targeting the Catholic Church in the central Africa country.

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The pope and the martyr: New saints offer youths a road map to holiness

The pope and the martyr: New saints offer youths a road map to holiness

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church has its share of young saints who gave witness through their lives that holiness can be attained even at a young age.

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Frat house where tragedy struck reborn as faith community for students

Frat house where tragedy struck reborn as faith community for students

| Richard Meek | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christ the King Church in Baton Rouge, through the efforts of pastor Father Andrew Merrick, has transformed a former fraternity house where a college freshman died a year ago in a hazing incident into a community of nine Catholic male students living together, sharing their faith while also developing and deepening their own prayer lives.

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