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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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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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Priests’ group says it’s ‘sad, angry, frustrated’ by abuse scandals

Priests’ group says it’s ‘sad, angry, frustrated’ by abuse scandals

| Dennis Sadowski | August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests said its members are “sad … angry … frustrated” over continued reports involving fellow priests and a lack of accountability by bishops.

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U.S. Church’s response to sex abuse shows progress, but questions remain

U.S. Church’s response to sex abuse shows progress, but questions remain

| August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the Aug. 14 release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report on priestly sexual abuse of minors, the U.S. Catholic Church again is confronting questions about its response to abuse allegations dating back several decades.

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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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DiNardo: Church must address its leaders’ ‘moral failures of judgment’

DiNardo: Church must address its leaders’ ‘moral failures of judgment’

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick “will rightly face” a Vatican canonical process regarding sexual abuse allegations against him, but the U.S. Catholic Church must take steps to respond to church leaders’ “moral failures of judgment,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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More accountability needed after abuse revelations, church figures say

More accountability needed after abuse revelations, church figures say

| Mark Pattison | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The sexual abuse allegations surrounding now-former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick have prompted some church figures to call for a more thorough reckoning of the U.S. church’s clerical sexual abuse policies.

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‘Thank you for saving us’: Refugees start new life with Catholics’ help

‘Thank you for saving us’: Refugees start new life with Catholics’ help

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Not long ago, Bernard Gbuoh found himself abandoned by traffickers in the Sahara Desert, near the border between Niger and Algeria.

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U.S. bishop travels to Ukraine, sees projects supported by American funds

U.S. bishop travels to Ukraine, sees projects supported by American funds

| Don Clemmer | July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

People walk miles to participate in the pilgrimage to Stradch, a village about 12 miles northwest of the city of Lviv. Here the Ukrainian Catholic Church gathers every June 26 to honor its beatified martyrs in an outdoor liturgy before a carpet of pilgrims that stretches to the surrounding woods and hills. The liturgy is presided over by Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych, major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

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USCCB head says Roe should not be litmus test for court nominees

USCCB head says Roe should not be litmus test for court nominees

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged U.S. senators July 6 not to support using the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion as a litmus test for confirming judicial nominees.

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At Texas center, bishops join in a warm welcome for recent arrivals

At Texas center, bishops join in a warm welcome for recent arrivals

Some had been on the road for weeks, others for days, and some entered looking haggard and sunburned with little more than the clothes they were wearing, some holding the hands of their children as a group of Catholic bishops joined a chorus of hands applauding in welcome.

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High court rules against unions in dues case; USCCB had backed labor

High court rules against unions in dues case; USCCB had backed labor

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

By a 5-4 majority, the Supreme Court declared June 27 that one of its rulings from 1977 was “wrongly decided” and overruled it, in a case on whether public-sector unions could continue to make nonmembers pay fair-share fees not related to the unions’ lobbying and political efforts.

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