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How to watch March for Life 2019 LIVE

January 18, 2019 breaking Comments Off on How to watch March for Life 2019 LIVE

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Today, marchers will gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for a series of speeches and music before marching to the Supreme Court building, where Roe v. Wade forced all 50 states to allow abortion in 1973. EWTN is offering live coverage of the 20

Vatican: Abuse summit to help bishops know ‘what they need to do’

January 17, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Vatican: Abuse summit to help bishops know ‘what they need to do’

Vatican City, Jan 16, 2019 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Just over a month ahead of the much-anticipated February meeting on sex abuse, the Vatican said the summit’s goal is for bishops to leave the meeting knowing clearly what it is they need to do to stop the abuse of minors. According to a statement by papal spokesperson Alessandro Gisotti Jan. 16, the February meeting “has a concrete purpose: the goal is that all of the bishops clearly understand what they need to do to prevent and combat the worldwide problem of the sexual abuse of mino

Archbishop Viganò urges McCarrick to publicly repent in new open letter

January 14, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Archbishop Viganò urges McCarrick to publicly repent in new open letter

ROME, January 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — With a tone of fraternal and priestly charity, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has written an open letter to former-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, encouraging him to publicly repent of his sins and thus to save his soul. In the brief letter, dated January 13, 2019 and published in English and Italian (see full text below), Archbishop Viganò has also sought to persuade McCarrick that he has a unique opportunity to greatly benefit the Churc

U.S. Catholics losing trust in clergy, survey finds

January 12, 2019 breaking Comments Off on U.S. Catholics losing trust in clergy, survey finds

Washington D.C., Jan 11, 2019 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Trust in the clergy has declined sharply over the last year, a new Gallup poll shows. Only 31 percent of American Catholics now rate the honesty or ethical standards of the clergy as “high” or “very high.” The figures, released Friday, show a drop of 18 points since 2017. Among American Protestants, the same question produced a relatively stable number of 48 percent, a drop of only one point since 2017. The survey was conducted between Decemb

Vatican News pays tribute to Cuba’s brutal communist revolution, then deletes post

January 11, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Vatican News pays tribute to Cuba’s brutal communist revolution, then deletes post

ROME, January 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – An article at Vatican News, in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban revolution, disappeared from the Holy See’s website just one day after it appeared on January 1. No explanation was offered for the self-censorship of the article, which marked the rise to power of Fidel Castro and his anti-clerical Marxist government, which has long been marked by grievous human rights violations. The Vatican News article, in Spanish, was titled “Cuba celebrates 60th year of the Revolution.” It rea

Wuerl knew McCarrick abuse allegations in 2004

January 11, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Wuerl knew McCarrick abuse allegations in 2004

Washington D.C., Jan 10, 2019 / 05:13 pm (CNA).- An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence he knew nothing about McCarrick’s alleged sexual misconduct until 2018. Wuerl forwarded the report to the apostolic nuncio in Washington, DC, the Diocese of Pittsburgh said Thursday. A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Washington confirmed to CNA that an allegation against McCarrick was presented to Wuerl while he served as Bishop of Pittsburgh, as part of a complaint made b

Analysis: The non-trial of Theodore McCarrick

January 8, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Analysis: The non-trial of Theodore McCarrick

Vatican City, Jan 7, 2019 / 12:30 pm (CNA).- While recent media reports suggest that a trial of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick is underway, Vatican sources have told CNA that his case is not being handled by a full judicial process. Sources at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have confirmed that allegations against McCarrick are being considered through an abbreviated approach called an “administrative penal process.” That decision gives insight into the strengt

Homosexuality is to blame for sexual abuse, not Catholic church, claims German cardinal

January 6, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Homosexuality is to blame for sexual abuse, not Catholic church, claims German cardinal

A German cardinal on Friday provoked anger and controversy when he claimed the Catholic church was not responsible for sexual abuse by its clerics, and instead sought to pin the blame on homosexuality. “What has happened in the church is no different from what is happening in society as a whole,” Cardinal Walter Brandmüller said. “The real scandal is that the Catholic church hasn’t distinguished itself from the rest of society.” A study commissioned by the Ger

Faced with resurgent abuse crisis, Catholic prelates answer with more meetings

January 4, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Faced with resurgent abuse crisis, Catholic prelates answer with more meetings

(RNS) — This week, America’s Roman Catholic bishops are gathering near Chicago for a retreat. This unusual high-level meeting comes quickly after their annual national get-together, in Baltimore last November, and just before a February meeting in Rome, where the highest-ranking Catholic prelates from across the globe will convene to address the same topic: clergy sexual abuse. To some, this flurry of meetings may seem hopeful. But to those of us who’ve closely followed the church’s distr

Leaked Vatican letter sheds light on US bishops delaying vote on abuse reform measures

January 3, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Leaked Vatican letter sheds light on US bishops delaying vote on abuse reform measures

NEW YORK, January 2, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A letter from the Vatican to a U.S. cardinal who heads the country’s bishops’ conference reveals more detail about why the bishops delayed voting on two measures during their General Assembly in November that were aimed at addressing the sexual abuse crisis in the American Church. The Nov. 11 letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops, to USCCB president Cardinal Daniel