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Survivors of clergy child sex abuse tell U.S. bishops of rejection, pain

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Luis A. Torres Jr. stood before a group of U.S. bishops during one of the most publicly watched of their fall annual meetings Nov. 12 in Baltimore and in doing so … Continue reading

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Protesters gather outside bishops’ meeting in Baltimore, call for change

By Emily Rosenthal  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened a Day of Prayer at the Fall Bishops General Assembly Nov. 12, John McKeon was the first to walk a path along Aliceanna … Continue reading

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Cardinal: Delay in vote on abuse response proposals a ‘bump in the road’

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — A Vatican-requested delay in adopting practices that are expected to boost accountability among U.S. bishops in their response to clergy sex abuse is a “bump in the road,” said the president … Continue reading

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Vatican asks USCCB to delay vote on sex abuse response proposals

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — At the urging of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will not vote on two proposals they were to discuss at their Baltimore meeting regarding their response to the … Continue reading

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Bishops must be blameless servants, not princes, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A bishop must be “blameless” and at the service of God, not of cliques, assets and power, especially if he is ever to “set right” what needs to be done … Continue reading

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‘Ugly cancer of racism’ infects U.S., bishops say in proposed pastoral

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — “Despite many promising strides made in our country, the ugly cancer of racism still infects our nation,” the U.S. bishops say in a proposed pastoral letter on racism. The proposed statement, … Continue reading

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Bishops to consider endorsing sainthood cause of Sister Thea Bowman

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops will consider endorsing the sainthood cause of Sister Thea Bowman, the granddaughter of slaves and the only African-American member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, who transcended … Continue reading

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