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Archdiocese of Milwaukee Removes Names of Two Bishops From Buildings

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The names of Archbishops Willam Cousins and Rembert Weakland removed from buildings The Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday that it will remove from archdiocesan buildings the names of two former archbishops who were found to have reassigned priests accused of sexual abuse. “As a sign of repentance, and because of the pain caused to abuse […]

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Despite Serious Allegations, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt Remains an Apostolic Nuncio

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An archbishop who served as the Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations is accused of financial and professional misconduct, including the use of Vatican staff and influence to assist and support financially a woman with whom he is alledged to have had a romantic relationship. Sources say that although Vatican officials were informed […]

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Bishops Bransfield and Bennett Restricted from Exercising Ministry

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Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore announced on Monday restrictions on the ministry of both retired West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield and retired Bishop Gordon Bennett, S.J. The restrictions against Bransfield are the result of a months-long preliminary investigation conducted by Lori, into allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct, as well as financial improprieties. “Pending the […]

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Catholic Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington) Blocks Medical Care for Abortion Survivors

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Archbishop Sartain, the ball’s in your court. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) introduced the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act and looked to pass the bill Feb. 4 via unanimous consent. That process means one senator can stop the vote by raising an objection. “You’re either for babies or you’re defending infanticide,” Sasse said Monday before the vote. […]

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Wuerl Denies Prior Denials Denied Knowledge of McCarrick Seminarian Abuse

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Just when you thought it could not get any crazier…. this from CNA: Cardinal Donald Wuerl told Washington, DC priests Saturday that he appropriately handled a 2004 allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. The cardinal also said that his recent denials of knowledge concerning McCarrick’s alleged misdeeds pertained only to the sexual abuse of minors. […]

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Wuerl Knew of McCarrick Abuse Allegations in 2004

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Recall that Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò called Wuerl a ‘shameless liar’ in his testimony back in August 2018 – now this from CNA: An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence he knew nothing about McCarrick’s alleged sexual misconduct until 2018. Wuerl forwarded the report […]

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Vatican Press Directors Resign

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Pope Francis Monday accepted the resignations of Press Office Director Greg Burke and Vice Director Paloma Garcia Ovejero, who have served at the head of the Holy See’s press office as the pope’s spokespersons since August 2016. Alessandro Gisotti, currently coordinator of social media for the Dicastery for Communication and past deputy editor-in-chief of Vatican […]