Archive for December, 2018

Vatican begins investigation of Archbishop McCarrick

Vatican begins investigation of Archbishop McCarrick

| Carol Zimmermann | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

James Grein, a Virginia man who said Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington, sexually abused him for years beginning when he was 11, gave his testimony about what occurred Dec. 27 before a judicial vicar for the New York Archdiocese.

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Difficult 2018: For pope, it was year to come to terms with abuse crisis

Difficult 2018: For pope, it was year to come to terms with abuse crisis

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis marked the fifth anniversary of his election in March in the midst of a firestorm over his handling of clerical sexual abuse and bishops’ accountability in Chile.

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In 2018, Catholics spearheaded efforts in response to climate change

In 2018, Catholics spearheaded efforts in response to climate change

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic organizations called for greater personal responsibility in tackling climate change and stepped up their advocacy in opposing the rollback of U.S. environmental regulations during the last year.

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Immigration battles continue as 2018 comes to an end

Immigration battles continue as 2018 comes to an end

| Rhina Guidos | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The year may be coming to an end but the battles on the immigration front promise to continue well into 2019 and beyond.

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The big just keep getting bigger in the communications business

The big just keep getting bigger in the communications business

| Mark Pattison | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mergers and consolidations marked 2018 in the media world.

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U.S. bishops move to address allegations of abuse, claims of cover-up

U.S. bishops move to address allegations of abuse, claims of cover-up

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

2018 will no doubt be remembered as a dark time for the U.S. Catholic Church.

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Top 10 most read local news stories of 2018

Top 10 most read local news stories of 2018

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The following stories were the top 10 most read local news stories at TheCatholicSpirit.com in 2018.

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Big decisions, bench changes for U.S. Supreme Court this year

Big decisions, bench changes for U.S. Supreme Court this year

| Carol Zimmermann | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court’s past year will probably be remembered more for the shakeup at the bench than for specific rulings.

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Catholic Charities strove to meet challenges of natural disasters

Catholic Charities strove to meet challenges of natural disasters

| Mark Pattison | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hurricane, fire, flood and even earthquake, Catholic Charities agencies did their best to help thousands of their fellow residents through some of the worst natural disasters they had ever encountered.

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Louisiana parishioners find ‘I prayed’ stickers help evangelize

Louisiana parishioners find ‘I prayed’ stickers help evangelize

| December 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

An Election Day mistake opened the door wide for some real evangelization.

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Pennsylvania priest sent to prison after guilty plea in abuse case

Pennsylvania priest sent to prison after guilty plea in abuse case

| Dennis Sadowski | December 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

A priest who once served in the Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to prison for sexually molesting a boy in the 1990s.

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