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Canon lawyers explain how Vatican abuse trials function

Updated By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Any member of the clergy accused of the sexual abuse of a minor is tried according to procedures outlined in the Code of Canon Law and specific norms spelled … Continue reading

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Argentina Senate votes down abortion decriminalization bill

By David Agren Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY (CNS) — The Argentine Senate voted against a bill that would have decriminalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Senators voted 38-31 against the measure early Aug. 9 following a … Continue reading

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Archbishop Gregory: Weary of ‘cloud of shame’ shrouding church leaders

  By Catholic News Service ATLANTA (CNS) — Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory issued a print and video statement Aug. 9 on the website of The Georgia Bulletin, archdiocesan newspaper, expressing his “profound anger, sadness and distress concerning sexual abuse … Continue reading

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Abuse expert: Crisis is call to new vision of priesthood, accountability

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Jesuit priest who has been on the frontline of advocating for survivors of clerical sexual abuse and developing detailed programs to prevent abuse said the crisis unfolding, again, in … Continue reading

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Catholic Church offers to mediate Zimbabwe election dispute

By Bronwen Dachs Catholic News Service CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) — The church in Zimbabwe said it is prepared to mediate between government and opposition leaders after six people were killed in violence that followed a disputed presidential election. … Continue reading

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Baltimore history, culture have a place at Knights of Columbus convention

By Paul McMullen Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The chalice on the center of the altar was given by the pope to the third archbishop of Baltimore nearly two centuries ago. The local welcome crew wore vests that included … Continue reading

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Pope thanks Chilean bishops for steps taken to address abuse scandal

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After the bishops of Chile issued a formal apology for failing to listen to clerical abuse victims and drew up national guidelines for responding to abuse allegations, Pope Francis sent … Continue reading

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