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Temporary mobile health clinic for the poor opens in St. Peter’s Square

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As workers were getting St. Peter’s Square ready for this year’s Nativity scene, nearby a large mobile health care facility was set up and running to serve the city’s homeless … Continue reading

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Gobsmacked: Rome steps in,​ reform votes delayed

Analysis. By Greg Erlandson  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a surprise. Sometimes it’s an election result. Sometimes it is the debate … Continue reading

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Pope names Archbishop Scicluna adjunct secretary of CDF

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis named Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, arguably the Catholic Church’s most respected abuse investigator, to be adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Announcing … Continue reading

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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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