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St. Greta Spreads the Climate Gospel

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A movement that believes in sin, penance and salvation doesn’t sound very scientific. It’s been noted before that the cause of addressing climate change has become something like the modern world’s version of a secular religion. In much of Europe especially, but in sections of American society too, a kind of climate theology has replaced […]

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Vatican Loses Access to International Financial Watchdog Information

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An international network of financial watchdogs has suspended the Vatican’s access to its information, dealing a major blow to the Vatican’s financial credibility under Pope Francis. The Egmont Group, a Toronto-based network of more than 160 national financial intelligence units around the world, has decided to suspend the Vatican watchdog from access to its secure […]

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Insurers Face Wave of Costly Child Sex-Abuse Claims

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New state laws encouraging child sex-abuse victims to come forward are expected to spur a wave of lawsuits against insurance companies. Twenty-two states and Washington, D.C., have laws going into effect this year that extend or eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex-abuse claims against alleged abusers or the institutions they were affiliated with, […]

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Two Priests Resign in West Virginia Shakeup

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On Monday, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston announced the resignations of Monsignors Anthony Cincinnati and Kevin Quirk. A third priest, Frederick Annie, resigned in September, it said. The diocese didn’t give a reason for the moves. “Archbishop Lori has and continues to make a number of decisions and changes for the good of the local Church, […]