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Young adult Catholics consider their role as Church addresses abuse cover up

Young adult Catholics consider their role as Church addresses abuse cover up

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every table in the Basilica of St. Mary’s basement hall was filled Aug. 28 as about 100 young adults gathered in Minneapolis to discuss the scandal of clergy sexual abuse and its cover-up.

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Is there truth in Archbishop Vigano’s text — and how are Catholics to know?

Is there truth in Archbishop Vigano’s text — and how are Catholics to know?

| Cindy Wooden | August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics in the pews and even priests in the Vatican are confused about the long document Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano published claiming Pope Francis turned a blind eye to information he had about the sexual misconduct of now-Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

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Archbishop Vigano denies quashing Archbishop Nienstedt investigation; U.S. bishops respond to his letter

Archbishop Vigano denies quashing Archbishop Nienstedt investigation; U.S. bishops respond to his letter

| Mark Pattison | August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Accusations alleging that I ordered the two auxiliary bishops of Minneapolis to close the investigation into the life of Archbishop John C. Nienstedt are false,” Archbishop Vigano said in a statement issued Aug. 26, a day after his original statement.

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St. Peter Claver to host prayer service for racial justice and peace

St. Peter Claver to host prayer service for racial justice and peace

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda will preside over an ecumenical prayer service for racial justice, peace and healing 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at St. Peter Claver in St. Paul. 

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Twin Cities Catholics join national movement to end clergy sexual abuse, cover-ups

Twin Cities Catholics join national movement to end clergy sexual abuse, cover-ups

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

About 20 Catholics gathered on the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul following Mass Aug. 26 to pray in response to the clergy sex abuse scandal. The prayer service was part of a national call-to-action from the newly formed group, #CatholicsForAction.

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Bishop Kicanas recalls McCain’s legacy of service, bipartisanship

Bishop Kicanas recalls McCain’s legacy of service, bipartisanship

| Michael Brown | August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The bishop and senator worked together on immigration reform issues, especially in 2007, when McCain was trying to balance the political pressures of securing the Republican nomination for the 2008 presidential election with his bipartisan attempts at immigration reform.

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NRB: Change in church’s culture, including bishops, needed to end abuse

NRB: Change in church’s culture, including bishops, needed to end abuse

| Mark Pattison | August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“What needs to happen is a genuine change in the church’s culture, specifically among the bishops themselves,” the board said. “This evil has resulted from a loss of moral leadership and an abuse of power that led to a culture of silence that enabled these incidents to occur.

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Memorial Mass celebrates life of young Catholic woman found dead in Iowa

Memorial Mass celebrates life of young Catholic woman found dead in Iowa

| Barb Arland-Fye | August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 20-year college student, described as a bright light in this farming community of 1,500 people, was abducted and killed in July while jogging just outside of Brooklyn.

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USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio’s questions

USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio’s questions

| Mark Pattison | August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

In his statement, Cardinal DiNardo reiterated an Aug. 16 call for an apostolic visitation, working with a national lay commission granted independent authority, to investigate the “many questions surround Archbishop McCarrick.”

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Pope says he trusts people to judge archbishop’s claims about him

Pope says he trusts people to judge archbishop’s claims about him

| Cindy Wooden | August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s long document calling on him to resign is written in a way that people should be able to draw their own conclusions.

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Former U.S. nuncio alleges broad cover-up of McCarrick’s misdeeds

Former U.S. nuncio alleges broad cover-up of McCarrick’s misdeeds

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

A former apostolic nuncio to the United States accused church officials, including Pope Francis, of failing to act on accusations of abuse of conscience and power by now-Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

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Pope acknowledges ‘repugnant crimes’ of abuse in Ireland

Pope acknowledges ‘repugnant crimes’ of abuse in Ireland

| Cindy Wooden | August 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging the failures “of bishops, religious superiors, priests and others” in the Catholic Church to protect children from the “repugnant crimes” of physical and sexual abuse, Pope Francis began his two-day visit to Ireland.

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