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Cupich and Company Accused of Withholding Names of at Least 500 Accused Priests

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The Catholic Church in Illinois withheld the names of at least 500 priests accused of sexual abuse of minors, the state’s attorney general said Wednesday in a scathing report that accused the church of failing victims by neglecting to investigate their allegations. The preliminary report by Attorney General Lisa Madigan concludes that the Catholic dioceses […]

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Prophetic 1930 Article Warns of Homosexuality, Birth Control

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Father William Bolger of St. Thomas University Offers Prophetic Warning About Homosexuality and Birth Control This 1930 article from the Register carried a warning from Father William Bolger to a gathering of the National Council of Catholic Women in Minnesota. “Father Bolger’s address was one of outstanding frankness, and the priest left his audience gasping” […]

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Nashville Deacon Removed from Ministry after Calling for Investigation

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A Nashville deacon who has questioned the handling of a recently published list of Tennessee priests accused of sexual abuse has been removed from ministry at his local parish. Deacon Ron Deal confirmed Friday he has been instructed not to minister at the Brentwood parish until his “public disagreement” with the Roman Catholic Diocese of […]

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Jesuits Sent Abusive Priests to Retire on Gonzaga’s Campus

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On the surface, Father James Poole seemed like the cool priest in Nome, Alaska. He founded a Catholic mission radio station that broadcast his Jesuit sermons alongside contemporary pop hits. A 1978 story in People magazine called Poole “Western Alaska’s Hippest DJ . Comin’ at Ya with Rock’n’Roll ‘n’ Religion.” Behind the radio station’s closed […]

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Argentine Archbishop Acknowledges Presence of Gay Priests’ Lobby in his Country

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The Archbishop Emeritus of La Plata has said that some dioceses have a “high” proportion of gay clergy who constitute a “kind of lobby”. Archbishop Héctor Aguer made the comment on the Channel 9 television programme Keys for a Better World. He was responding to Pope Francis’s remarks on homosexuality in the priesthood. The archbishop’s […]