Category Archives: U.S.

Cardinal McCarrick’s 60 years of ministry in church had global impact

Backgrounder. By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Vatican has told Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the retired archbishop of Washington, that he can no longer exercise any public ministry after an allegation that he abused a teenager 47 years ago … Continue reading

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New York Archdiocese posts timeline on cardinal’s ministry, abuse claim

By Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — The Archdiocese of New York has posted an FAQ providing a timeline of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick’s ministry in the church, information on how the archdiocese learned of an abuse allegation against the … Continue reading

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Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration’s family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The executive order seeks to work … Continue reading

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Uptick in abuse claims likely after high-profile case brought to light

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — An increase in calls to dioceses to report claims of clergy sexual abuse has happened before, and is likely to happen again in the wake of the credible claim lodged against … Continue reading

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DiNardo: All clergy, no matter their ‘standing,’ must protect children

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said June 20 that the all clergy in the Catholic Church “have made a solemn promise to protect children and young people from all harm.” … Continue reading

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Update: Abuse allegation against Cardinal McCarrick found credible

Updated 4:36 p.m. June 21 By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, said June 20 he will no longer exercise any public ministry “in obedience” to the Vatican after an … Continue reading

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Bishops ‘cannot, in good faith, endorse’ new GOP immigration bill

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops “cannot, in good faith, endorse” an immigration bill submitted by the House’s Republican leadership, said Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, chairman of the bishops’ Committee on Migration. Bishop Vasquez … Continue reading

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