Category Archives: U.S.

Cardinal DiNardo announces plan to address ‘moral catastrophe’ of abuse

By Julie Asher  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Aug. 16 announced three key goals and a comprehensive plan to address the “moral catastrophe” of the new abuse scandal hitting the … Continue reading

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Preserving Catholic school’s charism ‘has to be intentional’

(Fourth in a five-part series) By Katie Rutter Catholic News Service OLDENBURG, Ind. (CNS) — Although women religious — once synonymous with Catholic education — have been disappearing from U.S. classrooms in recent decades, many Catholic schools are taking extra … Continue reading

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Network of homes provides love, hope, help for pregnant women in need

Updated 8/16 By Steve Larkin  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Chris Bell was working in Times Square in the late 1970s, he was shocked to repeatedly see young mothers entering crisis shelters with their children, and he decided … Continue reading

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Commentary: a crisis regarding the responsibility of church authorities

By Greg Erlandson  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Catholic News Service posted a short video of the Pennsylvania attorney general’s Aug. 14 news conference announcing a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses, its editors … Continue reading

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Catholics express despair, disbelief, anger at new abuse revelations

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — After the first allegations of abuse against Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick were publicized in mid-June, employees at the U.S. bishops’ conference headquarters in Washington were bracing for calls from Catholics confused, … Continue reading

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Catholic schools get creative in how they use, fund technology

(Third in a five-part series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — When Rosali Patterson picks up the blue, plastic prosthetic hand that she and some fellow students made at St. John Fisher Catholic School in Portland, … Continue reading

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Report details rape of children, culture of secrecy that fanned it

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The report begins dramatically, imploring its readers: “We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this.” Plain and simple, at least 1,000 children identified in the investigation were … Continue reading

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