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Bishops ‘shamed’ by ‘sins, omissions’ of priests, bishops leading to abuse

By┬áCatholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops “are shamed by and sorry for the sins and omissions by Catholic priests and Catholic bishops” that have led to sexual abuse and caused great harm to many, said an Aug. … Continue reading

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Abuse in Ireland: Pressure mounts for pope to address scandal

Backgrounder. By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis is traveling to Ireland specifically for the World Meeting of Families, but the sex abuse crisis is dominating headlines before his Aug. 25-26 trip. While coverage of … Continue reading

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Abuse letter to Cardinal O’Malley was second priest sent officials

        By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a June 2015 letter to Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley obtained by Catholic News Service, a New York priest tells the prelate about “sexual abuse/harassment/intimidation” allegations … Continue reading

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Discalced Carmelites use time-honored skills to construct new monastery

By Jen Reed Catholic News Service FAIRFIELD, Pa. (CNS) — The grinding sounds of an excavation and construction site yielded to the intonation of a solemn pontifical Mass and prayers for the future on a vista in Fairfield July 25, … Continue reading

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Fight scandal by giving witness to the Gospel, pope tells young people

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Members of the Catholic Church sin and give scandal, it’s true, Pope Francis said, but it is up to each Catholic to live the faith as authentically as possible and witness … Continue reading

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Cardinal O’Malley calls for investigation at Boston seminary

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Archbishop of Boston said in an Aug. 10 statement that he has asked the rector of its main archdiocesan St. John Seminary to go on sabbatical leave immediately and is … Continue reading

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Bishops, faith leaders condemn Tennessee’s first execution in nine years

By Theresa Laurence Catholic News Service NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — Two Tennessee Catholic bishops called the execution of Billy Ray Irick Aug. 9 “unnecessary.” “Tonight’s execution of Billy Ray Irick was unnecessary. It served no useful purpose,” Bishop J. Mark … Continue reading

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