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Cardinal says he leaves USCCB assembly more hopeful than when it started

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was leaving the bishops’ fall general assembly Nov. 14 more hopeful than when the meeting began two days earlier. Cardinal … Continue reading

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Bishops vote to let Vatican inquiry proceed without commenting

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops Nov. 14 defeated a resolution to encourage the Vatican to release all documents related to the investigation of allegations of misconduct by Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick. The resolution … Continue reading

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Bishops overwhelmingly approve pastoral against racism

(Updated) By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a pastoral letter against racism Nov. 14 during their fall general meeting at Baltimore. The document, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love … Continue reading

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Jesuit superior says Father Arrupe’s sainthood cause may open in February

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Plans are underway for a solemn opening in February of the sainthood cause of Father Pedro Arrupe, superior general of the Jesuits from 1965 to 1983. Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa, the … Continue reading

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Where there are lies, there can be no love, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Lying or being inauthentic is seriously wrong because it hinders or harms human relationships, Pope Francis said. “Where there are lies, there is no love, one cannot have love,” he … Continue reading

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Dolan: Even without vote, discussing abuse protocols still ‘productive’

By Julie Asher  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A Vatican request that the U.S. bishops postpone voting on several proposals to address abuse was a disappointment but they “quickly took a deep breath” and realized they could still have … Continue reading

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Bishops’ abuse response must trump all other issues, advisory group says

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — A group that has been advising the U.S. bishops for 50 years on multiple issues chose to speak to the bishops in Baltimore Nov. 13 on just one issue: the clergy … Continue reading

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