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Vatican Finances and Cardinal Parolin’s Crisis of Credibility

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On Saturday, the ongoing saga of Vatican financial scandal – or reform, if you prefer – continued with the approval of several new changes to Vatican City law on transparency and economic oversight. It also included the announcement that Cardinal Pietro Parolin will no longer sit on the reconstituted oversight board of the Institute for […]

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Newark Archdiocese Bought SECOND Beach House for McCarrick

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Months before officials in the Archdiocese of Newark sold a beach house used by former cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sexual abuse and coercion, the archdiocese bought a second beach house on the Jersey Shore, at which McCarrick reportedly hosted friends and courted donors. The second beach house, according to an investigative report from northjersey.com, was […]

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Boston Priest Says Catholics Can Support ‘Right To Choose’ Abortion, Archdiocese Declines Comment

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A Boston priest has said he believes in “a woman’s right to choose” on the issue of abortion, and will continue his advocacy for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, despite Catholic teaching on abortion and a Church prohibition on clerical advocacy for political candidates. Msgr. Paul Garrity of the Archdiocese of Boston spoke to CNA Tuesday, […]

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Former Vatican Ambassador To Be Tried On Sexual Abuse Charges

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A retired Vatican diplomat accused of sexual assault while in office is due to appear before the Paris criminal court in November. Archbishop Luigi Ventura resigned as nuncio to France in December 2019 at the age of 75. He had served in the post 10 years. Ventura was accused of inappropriately touching a young male […]

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US Bishops Want to Count Illegal Aliens as Citizens

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What’s next?  Demanding illegals should be able to vote? The U.S. bishops on Wednesday decried President Donald Trump’s recent memo seeking to exclude undocumented persons counted in the census from being considered when determining the number of legislators each state will have in the House of Representatives. “We urge all people to be counted and […]

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Former Mississippi Priest with HIV Indicted for Scammed Thousands of Dollars from Parishioners

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A former Mississippi priest, accused of lying about having cancer, concealing an HIV diagnosis and advocating a fictitious orphanage in Mexico in an attempt to defraud parishioners, has been indicted on 10 counts of wire fraud. Additionally, an affidavit filed by Homeland Security Investigations in federal court against the Catholic Diocese of Jackson alleges the church allowed parishioners to be […]

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Statue of Virgin Mary Beheaded at Tennessee Parish

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A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was attacked this weekend at a parish in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the third reported incident against a statue of Mary occuring in the same weekend. “What a strange time [we live in],” Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville tweeted on July 13. “Over the weekend, an outdoor statue of the […]