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Cardinal Müller: Benedict’s Letter ‘More Intelligent Than All’ Contributions at Rome Abuse Summit

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Cardinal Gerhard Müller has given several interviews in recent days defending Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s April 10 letter on the roots of the abuse crisis. The former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith told the German newspaper Die Welt that “in his letter, Benedict has pierced the boil,” and his text “is more […]

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Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin Reportedly Didn’t Want Benedict’s Abuse Text

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Benedict XVI started working on his abuse text in September 2018, right after the Vatican abuse summit was announced. According to the Corriere della Sera, it was handed over to Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Francis wanted to use it as a contribution to the summit. However, Parolin left the text in the drawer, because he feared that it […]

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Archdiocese of Los Angeles Will Pay $8 Million To Teen Sexually Abused By Athletic Director at Catholic High School

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Archdiocese failed to take action despite repeated complaints of misconduct The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $8 million to a teenager who was sexually abused by the athletic director at her Catholic high school who had continued to work despite prior allegations of misconduct, it was announced Tuesday. A court finalized the […]

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Orphanage Founder and Former Catholic Brother, Michael Geilenfeld, Arrested in Dominican Republic

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Michael Geilenfeld, a native of Iowa and founder of the “Maison Saint-Joseph” orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was arrested in the Dominican Republic on Saturday. “Brother” Michael Geilenfeld was sent to Haiti in 1983 by the Missionaries of Charity where he established an orphanage. According to one of his alleged victims, Geilenfeld almost immediately began abusing […]

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McCarrick Stood To Personally Benefit By Securing $25 Million Papal Foundation Grant

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Scrutiny continues for the U.S.-based Papal Foundation, amid questions of whether some of its grant activity was motivated by a desire to secure leniency for disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick. The ongoing controversy surrounds the foundation’s decision to make an unprecedented grant to a leading Italian hospital whose former leadership had faced accusations of massive […]