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‘Complete Lack Of Catholic Instinct:’ Catholics React To Leaders Canceling Meatless Lenten Obligations Due To Coronavirus

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Catholic dioceses have begun dispensing parishioners from their obligation to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent. Another week dominated by news about the CO19 epidemic; another week without access to the sacraments. These are distressful times, and we are facing troubles that we could not have imagined, even a few weeks ago. As this […]

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Vatican Abuse Czar Cardinal O’Malley Stays On After Formally Offering Resignation

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Cardinal Sean O’Malley offered his resignation to Pope Francis over the weekend, but the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston won’t be leaving his adopted hometown anytime soon, a spokesman for the archdiocese said Wednesday. Church law requires bishops to submit resignations when they turn 75, and Saturday was O’Malley’s birthday. But it is commonplace for […]

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Boston Archdiocese Criticized for Failing to Release All Names of Priests Accused of Abuse

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A lawyer who is well-known for representing victims of clergy sex abuse is criticizing the Archdiocese of Boston for not listing on its website the names of several priests who have faced accusations. “By not publicly listing the names of credibly accused deceased priests, defrocked priests, priests no longer in publicly ministry and retired priests […]

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Boston Seminary Rector Forced Out Amid Homosexual Abuse Probe

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The rector of a troubled Massachusetts seminary has been forced out of the archdiocese of Boston. Monsignor James P. Moroney, former head of scandal-ridden St. John’s Seminary in Brighton in the archdiocese of Boston, is being recalled to his home diocese of Worcester. Announcing the transfer Friday, Worcester authorities explained that beginning January 1, Msgr. Moroney will serve in the diocesan […]

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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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This Catholic Has Lost Her Patience With The Church

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On Aug. 16, 2018, Cardinal Sean O’Malley issued a statement responding to the Pennsylvania grand jury report about the cover-up of decades-long sexual abuse by priests in that state. Attempting to offer some assurance to beleaguered Catholics, O’Malley stated: “The clock is ticking for all of us in Church leadership. Catholics have lost patience with us and […]

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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 […]