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Archbishop convicted of failure to report abuse resigns

Archbishop convicted of failure to report abuse resigns

| July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Philip Wilson, who had been found guilty by an Australian court of failing to inform police about child sexual abuse allegations.

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Pope accepts Cardinal McCarrick’s resignation as cardinal

Pope accepts Cardinal McCarrick’s resignation as cardinal

| Cindy Wooden | July 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has ordered Cardinal McCarrick to maintain “a life of prayer and penance” until a canonical trial examines accusations that he sexually abused minors.

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Pew: Most Americans skeptical of benefits of gene editing for babies

Pew: Most Americans skeptical of benefits of gene editing for babies

| July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

A new Pew Research Center study found that a majority of Americans supported the use of gene-editing technology in babies if the goal is “delivering direct health benefits for babies.”

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In the reunification scramble, church groups raced to help families

In the reunification scramble, church groups raced to help families

| Rhina Guidos | July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

In public and behind the scenes of a court order that immigrant families separated by the U.S. government be reunited by the end of July 26, the Catholic Church, from its leadership to its charitable and advocacy organizations, worked around the clock to speed up the effort, while also calling for a stop to the policy that led to the ordeal.

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Kansan returns to Australia saint’s tomb in thanks for Parkinson’s cure

Kansan returns to Australia saint’s tomb in thanks for Parkinson’s cure

| July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Exactly 10 years to the day — July 18, 2018 — Ricky Peterson of Kansas City, Kansas, knelt once more at the tomb of St. Mary MacKillop in suburban North Sydney, Australia, this time with a prayer of thanksgiving for the seemingly miraculous event that had changed his life a decade earlier.

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World needs leaders who are just, compassionate, merciful, pope says

World needs leaders who are just, compassionate, merciful, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The world needs leaders who can “put into practice a more just way for all of us to live in this world as sharers in a common destiny,” Pope Francis said.

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St. Katharine Drexel’s tomb will be moved to Philadelphia cathedral

St. Katharine Drexel’s tomb will be moved to Philadelphia cathedral

| Lou Baldwin | July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The remains of St. Katharine Drexel, founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, will be transferred from the crypt under the chapel of St. Elizabeth Convent, the congregation’s Bensalem motherhouse, in the coming weeks to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

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Appeals court denies Adorers’ religious freedom claims against pipeline

Appeals court denies Adorers’ religious freedom claims against pipeline

| Dennis Sadowski | July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that denied the religious freedom arguments of a Pennsylvania religious order that sought to block a natural gas pipeline from the sisters’ land because it violated their faith beliefs.

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On Twitter and other social media, church ‘called to be salt and light’

On Twitter and other social media, church ‘called to be salt and light’

| Steve Larkin | July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has said that shepherds “should have the smell of the sheep.” For some bishops and their dioceses, that means going on Twitter.

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Trial pending for priest accused of embezzling $5 million from parish

Trial pending for priest accused of embezzling $5 million from parish

| Rhina Guidos | July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

A priest in Michigan is awaiting an August trial after being accused of embezzling more than $5 million from a parish in Okemos, in central Michigan, in the Diocese of Lansing.

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Youngest bishop to head diocese in North America ‘a gift’ to U.S. church

Youngest bishop to head diocese in North America ‘a gift’ to U.S. church

| Laura Ieraci | July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

At 44, Bishop Milan Lach is the fifth bishop of the Byzantine Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma and the youngest bishop to head a diocese in North America.

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O’Malley: ‘Specific actions’ needed now to address claims against cardinal

O’Malley: ‘Specific actions’ needed now to address claims against cardinal

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley called for “three specific actions” to immediately address allegations of sexual abuse of minors and “sexual improprieties” with seminarians made against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, starting with “a fair and rapid adjudication of these accusations.”

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