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Two Priests Resign in West Virginia Shakeup

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On Monday, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston announced the resignations of Monsignors Anthony Cincinnati and Kevin Quirk. A third priest, Frederick Annie, resigned in September, it said. The diocese didn’t give a reason for the moves. “Archbishop Lori has and continues to make a number of decisions and changes for the good of the local Church, […]

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Pope Francis Tries To ‘Dial Down’ Expectations for February’s Abuse Summit

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Pope Francis tried to play down next month’s Vatican summit on sex abuse, describing the meeting’s purpose as primarily educational even amid widespread calls for bishops to face greater accountability for the scandal that has shaken the Catholic church. The pope made the comments Sunday evening to reporters accompanying him on his flight back from […]

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Vatican Aims to Expedite McCarrick’s Trial

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The Vatican plans to try Archbishop Theodore McCarrick as early as this coming week , in order to make a final decision on his fate before next month’s Vatican summit on sex abuse, according to people familiar with the matter. Vatican officials understand that Pope Francis wants them to act swiftly in the matter, to […]

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When the Cardinal Sins

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Theodore McCarrick isn’t the first prince of the Catholic church to have lived a private life scandalously at odds with the red hat he wore. Nor is he the first to have been booted from the College of Cardinals, as he was this past Saturday after disturbing allegations—that as a priest he had molested an […]