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Indiana bishop announces he’ll release list of accused abusers in diocese

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By SOUTH BEND, Ind. (CNS) — At an Aug. 17 news conference, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, said that in response to the release of the grand jury report on abuse claims in six Pennsylvania dioceses over a 70- year period, he will

Cardinal says ‘sorrow, disgust, rage’ are ‘righteous’ reactions to abuse

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn By CHICAGO (CNS) — “Sorrow, disgust, outrage — these are righteous feelings” for all to have in reaction to the latest abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich said in an Aug. 17 statement. These are “the stirrings of the conscience of a

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

By Dennis Sadowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — 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. “At every level, our church is in pain,” the 1,200-member organization said Aug. 17. The organization

Pennsylvania prelate says bishops who hid abuse should resign

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) — In an Aug. 16 interview with Eternal Word Television Network, Erie Bishop Lawrence T. Persico said the only way to regain the trust of the laity after decades-long claims of sexual abuse by priests and others at six Pennsylvania dioceses

“These Are Not Catholic Robes”: Backlash to Vestments for World Meeting of Families on Social Media

People are not happy about this! The World Meeting of Families is scheduled to take place next week in Dublin, Ireland. This

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Citizenship question for 2020 census prompts strong criticism, lawsuits

IMAGE: CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters By Steve Larkin WASHINGTON (CNS) — A U.S. Commerce Department decision that a question about citizenship status be included on the 2020 census has its fair share of critics and has prompted lawsuits. The critics say such questions might make people less likely to participate

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Bishops around U.S. respond with ‘sorrow’ to abuse report, vow to act

IMAGE: CNS photo/Reuters video By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a tweet, a U.S. bishop said he had spent the night reading a grand jury report detailing seven decades of child sex abuse claims in six Pennsylvania dioceses and “it was like reading a horror book.” Unfortunately, it was

Vatican wants accountability for abusers, those who protected them

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the wake of a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania, a Vatican spokesman called the abuses described in the report as being “criminal and morally reprehensible.” “Victims should know that the pope is on their

Kentucky school example of embracing the different, loving one’s neighbor

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn By Tyler Orsburn HENDERSON, Ky. (CNS) — When it comes to sizable Hispanic populations, Henderson isn’t Los Angeles or New York City. Nestled in the western part of the Bluegrass State, the Ohio River faithfully meanders by smooth fields of corn, soybean and patches of woods.