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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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Hundreds of calls come in at USCCB HQ seeking to foster detained kids

Hundreds of calls come in at USCCB HQ seeking to foster detained kids

| June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Maybe it was the request by the Pentagon for 20,000 mattresses as military bases become, at least partly, shelters for detained border crossers.

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Supreme Court still has big decisions to deliver before term ends

Supreme Court still has big decisions to deliver before term ends

| Carol Zimmermann | May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the Supreme Court prepares to wrap up its current term by the end of June, Catholic Church leaders are among those paying attention to how the court will rule on a handful of the nearly 30 decisions it has left to announce.

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Bishops discuss how their moms gave practical, spiritual help

Bishops discuss how their moms gave practical, spiritual help

| Carol Zimmermann | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just in time for Mother’s Day, a handful of bishops shared memories of their moms on a recent podcast by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Bishops throw support behind another bill to protect undocumented youth

Bishops throw support behind another bill to protect undocumented youth

| April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration announced support April 25 for a bipartisan bill that provides a pathway to citizenship for young adults brought into the country as minors without legal documentation. The proposed bill also calls for an increase in security at the border between Mexico and the U.S., an increase in immigration judges and ties U.S. aid to certain Central American countries based on their efforts to address smuggling and steps to combat corruption as well as to strengthening rule of law at home.

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As Syrian war grinds on, humanitarian aid slow to ramp up

As Syrian war grinds on, humanitarian aid slow to ramp up

| Mark Pattison | April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the spasms of the multisided civil war grow more faint in Syria, there is talk about how to help the people remaining in the battered Middle East nation.

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