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After U.S. Bishops Debate Downplaying Abortion, Bishop Strickland Leads Rosary Outside Conference

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During the abortion debate, Strickland insisted abortion needed to remain the ‘preeminent’ issue for the USCCB Outside the hotel where the U.S. bishops convened for their annual fall meeting, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas led a group of more than two dozen pro-life Catholics in praying the rosary. As a cold, damp wind blew […]

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Lay Catholic Leaders Warn About Amazon Synod

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Lay Catholic leaders from around the world, increasingly alarmed about the upcoming Amazonian Synod and how it threatens to disfigure and “Protestantize” the Church, gathered not far from the Vatican today to discuss their grave concerns. The roundtable discussion, titled “Our Church – reformed or deformed?” was hosted by the international pro-life association Voice of […]

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Seton Hall University: McCarrick Used Intimidation, Sexually Harassed Seminarians

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In a departure from standard policy, Seton Hall University has made public key findings of a yearlong investigation into now defrocked Theodore McCarrick’s predatory sexual behavior toward seminarians while he was Archbishop of Newark. The review by the law firm Latham & Watkins found that McCarrick “created a culture of fear and intimidation” and that he “used […]

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Bishop McKnight: Lay Involvement Needed ‘To Make Darn Sure That We Bishops Do Not Harm The Church’

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Pointing to the anemic nature of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) measures to deal with episcopal accountability, a bishop pressed for mandatory lay involvement in investigating allegations against bishops concerning sexual abuse and cover-up. During a discussion preceding the approval of Affirming Our Episcopal Commitments, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City stood up and […]

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Franklin Graham Admonishes Cardinal Dolan: ‘Take a Moral Stand’ Against Governor Cuomo

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Protestant evangelist Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, took to Twitter urging New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan to “Take a moral stand.” “The Catholic Church is discussing as to whether New York Governor Cuomo should be excommunicated from the church for signing the state’s new abortion bill,” he explained to his nearly […]

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Pro-Gay Bishop Who Condemned Covington Boys to Lead ‘LGBTQ’ Retreat at Notre Dame

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A famously pro-gay Catholic bishop is slated to lead an “LGBTQ retreat” next weekend at the University of Notre Dame. At the retreat, Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky “will be integrating sexual orientation and faith from a Scriptural and Biblical perspective,” according to an online description provided by the University’s Gender Relations Center (GRC). […]

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UNBELIEVABLE: Vatican Said to Have Deemed McCarrick Sex Acts with 16-Year-Old Altar Boy as ‘Consensual’

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In a shocking reversal, the Vatican reportedly indicated that it deemed the allegations of sexual abuse by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick against an altar boy, found to be credible by the Archdiocese of New York, to be “not credible,” essentially nullifying the grievous testimony upon which the Holy See’s case against the prelate was being built. […]

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Vatican Theologian: Pope Must Tackle ‘Gay Agenda’ in Church to Fight Sex Abuse

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Homosexuality is an important issue for discussion at the Vatican’s upcoming summit on abuse, but will most likely not be brought up unless Pope Francis himself introduces the topic, according to Fr. Thomas Weinandy, OFM Cap, former executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices. “This is an important issue […]

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How About These Optics?

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Newark’s Cardinal Joseph Tobin is in the limelight again after having reportedly confirmed rumors he recently housed in his rectory a young Italian actor for a period of time.  The Pope-Francis-appointed Cardinal admitted to American Spectator’s investigative reporter George Neumayr Nov. 15 that he “temporarily” housed in his rectory the movie star while the actor […]

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Cardinal Burke: It’s ‘Diabolical’ for the Church to Accommodate Herself to Culture of Death

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Cardinal Raymond Burke did not mince words in a recent address to young people gathered in Rome as he described as “diabolical” the current “situation” of the Church seemingly trying to “accommodate” herself to the world and its “culture of death.” The world and the culture are spiraling in decline with attacks on life, the […]