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Missouri Bishops Go Against the Grain in Pointed Letter to USCCB

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The statement by all five bishops in Missouri is direct and blunt. So is their cover letter to Timothy L. Doherty. Doherty, bishop of Lafayette in Indiana, is the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People. Their letter expresses open skepticism that whatever is being cooked up […]

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Catholic Bishops Promised Reform in Sex-Abuse Scandal, but They Didn’t Look at Their Own Misdeeds

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Bishop Robert Finn wasn’t going anywhere. He never alerted authorities about photos of young girls’ genitals stashed on a pastor’s laptop. He kept parishioners in the dark, letting the priest mingle with children and families. Even after a judge found the bishop guilty of failing to report the priest’s suspected child abuse — and after […]

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Vatican Releases ‘Shockingly Inappropriate’ Photo of Pope Francis and Cardinals LAUGHING During Sex Abuse Scandal Meeting

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The Vatican has been slammed for posting bizarre images of Pope Francis laughing along with religious leaders at an emergency meeting to discuss the sex scandals which have rocked the Catholic Church. The shocking pictures feature top church officials including US cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, LA archbishop Jose Horacio Gomez and monsignor Brian […]

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All Roads Lead to Washington, D.C.

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1) Bishop Michael Bransfield resigned and the resignation was accepted.  Bransfield served for 24 years at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., most of the time as rector. He was then ordained a bishop, choosing Theodore McCarrick as co-consecrator. 2) Archbishop William Lori, who ran the Archdiocese of Washington (D.C.) […]

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Cardinal DiNardo Accused of Neglect in Abuse Case While in Rome to Meet with Pope on Abuse Crisis

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Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has been accused by two alleged victims of clerical abuse of failing to remove their priest abuser from ministry. The alleged perpetrator, Father Manuel LaRosa-Lopez, was arrested in Conroe, Texas on Tuesday on four counts of indecency […]

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Who Will Guard the Guardians of the Church?

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Amid the raw anger over the cover-ups for ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s alleged sexual abuse, bishops and lay faithful are calling for independent investigations, saying the credibility of the U.S. episcopate has been shattered. Both clergy and lay leaders are calling for laypeople, independent of the Church’s structure, to be empowered to help root out corruption  […]

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USCCB President: Catholic Church Suffers from ‘Crisis of Sexual Morality’

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The sexual abuse accusations against a prominent American archbishop reveal a “grievous moral failure” within the Catholic Church, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops said on Tuesday. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the Catholic bishops conference, also said the conference “will pursue the many questions” about the accusations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick […]