Category Archives: Vatican

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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Bishops must be blameless servants, not princes, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A bishop must be “blameless” and at the service of God, not of cliques, assets and power, especially if he is ever to “set right” what needs to be done … Continue reading

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Is China’s targeting of Catholics pushback from low-level party officials?

Backgrounder. By Michael Sainsbury  Catholic News Service BANGKOK (CNS) — Although China and the Vatican signed a provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops in September, persecution of Chinese Catholics continues. Some believe there is considerable pushback against the Vatican-China … Continue reading

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People unwilling to be challenged by God’s mercy will grumble, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The sin of grumbling and complaining is often triggered by a desire to avoid being challenged or upset by seeing Christ’s unexpected mercy at work, Pope Francis said. The way … Continue reading

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Pope recognizes martyrdom of U.S. Christian Brother

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of De La Salle Christian Brother James Miller, who was born in Wisconsin and was shot to death in Guatemala in 1982. The recognition … Continue reading

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Catholic agencies closely monitor giving after clergy sex abuse shock

Updated Nov. 8. By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Leaders and fundraisers at Catholic organizations are cautiously monitoring the level of donations and gifts as the end-of-the-year giving season approaches, hoping that the clergy sexual abuse scandal … Continue reading

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