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Pope Compares Anti-LGBT Politicians to Hitler

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He said Friday that politicians who are enraged against homosexuals, gypsies and Jews remind Hitler. It is no accident that sometimes there is a resurgence of typical Nazi symbols, Francis said in a speech to the participants of an international conference on criminal law. And I must confess that when I hear a speech (from) […]

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The Slow Road to Catholic Schism

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Some years ago, when I was younger and somewhat more excitable, I wrote a series of essays about Pope Francis’s liberalizing efforts, arguing that the supreme pontiff’s choices risked a schism in the Catholic Church. At the time my argument was criticized by Catholics on both sides of the church’s theological-political divides. Liberal Catholics accused me of hysteria, disloyalty […]

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They Hoped the Catholic Church Would Reveal Their Abusers. They Are Still Waiting.

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She has watched as diocese after diocese has identified Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children. She saw the victims who, after confronting decades of church silence, could edge toward a sense of closure as bishops apologized and publicly named clergy members who abused them. Yet for Janet Cleary Klinger, the silence has continued. She said she […]

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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 […]