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Young pilgrims welcome World Youth Day Cross, Marian icon to U.S. cities

Young pilgrims welcome World Youth Day Cross, Marian icon to U.S. cities

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite the nearly 100-degree temperatures, Jaime Reyna found purpose in his four-hour drive from Corpus Christi to Houston.

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International religious freedom report cites 28 nations falling short

International religious freedom report cites 28 nations falling short

| Mark Pattison | September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. International Commission on Religious Freedom singled out 28 countries for their repression of religious liberty in its annual report, issued Aug. 29.

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Suspect arrested in connection with murder of Jesuit priest in Peru

Suspect arrested in connection with murder of Jesuit priest in Peru

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Peruvian National Police arrested a suspect in connection with the death of Jesuit Father Carlos Riudavets.

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Bishop to cooperate with investigation into abuse at Vermont orphanage

Bishop to cooperate with investigation into abuse at Vermont orphanage

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Christopher Coyne of Burlington Vermont pledged to cooperate with state and local officials investigating reports of alleged abuse of former residents of a Catholic orphanage.

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Anniversary of 9/11 marked with moments of silence, prayer, Masses

Anniversary of 9/11 marked with moments of silence, prayer, Masses

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Churchgoers around the United States once again marked the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with moments of silence, special prayer services and Masses.

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Satan is attacking bishops; they must fight with prayer, pope says

Satan is attacking bishops; they must fight with prayer, pope says

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishops must remember, particularly when under attack, that their role is to pray, be humble in knowing God chose them and remain close to the people, Pope Francis said in his morning homily.

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‘Our people have overcome,’ Syriac Catholic patriarch says in Aleppo

‘Our people have overcome,’ Syriac Catholic patriarch says in Aleppo

| Doreen Abi Raad | September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

In war-torn Aleppo, Syria, the Syriac Catholic patriarch proclaimed that “the will of life has overcome death; hope and security have overcome despair and chaos. Our people have overcome.”

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Marquette University removes its past president’s name from building

Marquette University removes its past president’s name from building

| Rhina Guidos | September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesuit-run Marquette University in Milwaukee has removed the name of a past university president from one of its buildings following a letter from the priest asking that it be removed as part of “fasting” after reflecting on his role in handling past sex abuse claims under his purview.

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As abuse crisis continues, pope to meet with USCCB officers, Vatican says

As abuse crisis continues, pope to meet with USCCB officers, Vatican says

| Cindy Wooden | September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will meet Sept. 13 with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and with Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, the Vatican press office announced.

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Is seminary safe? Scandals have turned scrutiny on seminary culture and formation

Is seminary safe? Scandals have turned scrutiny on seminary culture and formation

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

“We wanted them to know … if they had a problem, they could bring it to one of the [seminary] faculty or staff, but they should feel free to go to whatever resources they need in order to feel safe,” Bishop Cozzens said.

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Council of Cardinals expresses ‘full solidarity’ with pope

Council of Cardinals expresses ‘full solidarity’ with pope

| Cindy Wooden | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Members of Pope Francis’ international Council of Cardinals expressed “full solidarity” with him in the midst of questions about his handling of the clerical sexual abuse scandal and said the Vatican is planning a response to allegations made against him by a former nuncio.

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Clear response to abuse crisis is urgently needed, cardinal says

Clear response to abuse crisis is urgently needed, cardinal says

| Carol Glatz | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Responding quickly and appropriately to the problem of abuse must be a priority for the Catholic Church, said Cardinal Sean O’Malley, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

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