Archive for November, 2018

Newspapers examine U.S. bishops’ responses to abuse allegations

Newspapers examine U.S. bishops’ responses to abuse allegations

| Carol Zimmermann | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspapers teamed up for an article published in both daily papers Nov. 4 that examined ways it said the U.S. bishops have failed to police themselves even since their 2002 gathering in Dallas about clergy sex abuse when they “promised that the church’s days of concealment and inaction were over.”

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Serving country, aiding soldiers second nature for Medal of Honor winner

Serving country, aiding soldiers second nature for Medal of Honor winner

| Zoey Maraist | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

When describing life-altering decisions and brave moments of selflessness, former Army Staff Sgt. and Medal of Honor recipient Ronald Shurer speaks succinctly and matter-of-factly, as if his actions were the most natural thing in the world.

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Caravans continue forming, despite uncertain welcome in U.S.

Caravans continue forming, despite uncertain welcome in U.S.

| David Agren | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Honduran migrants Karla Santos and her husband, Brian Maldonado, grew tired of paying extortion to gangs and not being able to make ends meet amid rising prices and stagnant salaries.

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At border, groups worry about tension, potential for government violence

At border, groups worry about tension, potential for government violence

| Rhina Guidos | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

In late October, the Trump administration announced plans to send more than 5,000 troops to the southern border ahead of a group of migrants from Central America heading north.

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‘Instant Family’ an instant hit with target audience

‘Instant Family’ an instant hit with target audience

| John Mulderig | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The connections between real-life events and the forthcoming film “Instant Family” were the main topic of discussion at a recent news conference about the comedy.

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All Souls feast is time to remember, to hope, pope says

All Souls feast is time to remember, to hope, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Mass for the feast of All Souls is “realistic, concrete” in calling Catholics to remember the people and events of their past, to consider how they live today and to hope for eternal life with God and their loved ones who preceded them, Pope Francis said.

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Archbishop Nienstedt denies sexual misconduct allegations in Vatican lawsuit

Archbishop Nienstedt denies sexual misconduct allegations in Vatican lawsuit

| November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The lawsuit cites the internal investigation commissioned in 2014 by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis into allegations that Archbishop Nienstedt engaged in sexual misconduct with adults prior to being named Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. That investigation produced affidavits alleging that Archbishop Nienstedt had sexually harassed and propositioned adult males and frequented gay establishments in Canada and Detroit.

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The church online: Synod calls for virtuous digital outreach

The church online: Synod calls for virtuous digital outreach

| Cindy Wooden | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Log on, but bring your brain, your Bible and your Christian values with you” could summarize one of the Synod of Bishops’ messages to Catholics young and old.

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New York bishop removed from ministry pending review of abuse claim

New York bishop removed from ministry pending review of abuse claim

| Rhina Guidos | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

A New York auxiliary bishop has been removed from public ministry pending a Vatican review of a decades-old accusation of sexual abuse against him, a claim he denies, the Archdiocese of New York said in a letter released Oct. 31.

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Bible has power to transform lives, pope says

Bible has power to transform lives, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The double edge of this ‘sword’ may at first wound, but it proves beneficial, for it cuts away everything that distances us from God and his love,” the pope said Oct. 31 to members of the American Bible Society.

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