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McCarrick case: Vatican starting to acknowledge mistakes

By Catholic News Service | October 11, 2018 | 2 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis, Cardinal Marc Ouellet and an official Vatican statement seem to be laying the groundwork for an admission that mistakes were made in handling allegations that Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick engaged in sexual misconduct and even abuse.

Synod aims to renew the church to help young Catholics, cardinal says

By Catholic News Service | October 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To strengthen and support young people in the faith, members of the Synod of Bishops will need to listen to their real-life stories, interpret what they hear in the light of the Gospel and make decisions that will lead to an authentic renewal of the Catholic … Read More about Synod aims to renew the church to help young Catholics, cardinal says

Australian bishops, religious say they can’t violate seal of confession

By Catholic News Service | August 31, 2018 | 1 Comment

SYDNEY, Australia (CNS) — Australia’s Catholic bishops and religious orders, responding to recommendations from the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, accepted 98 percent of its suggestions, but said they could not accept recommendations that would violate the seal of confession.

Families called to share joy, love, life with the world, pope says

By Catholic News Service | August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

DUBLIN (CNS) — In a stadium of Catholic families from around the world, Pope Francis told the laypeople they are the vast majority of church members and that, without them, the church would be cold, a collection of statues.

Pope begins Mass in Dublin with penitential plea for abuse scandals

By Catholic News Service | August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

DUBLIN (CNS) — Before celebrating Mass in a Dublin park, Pope Francis solemnly asked forgiveness for the thousands of cases of sexual and physical abuse perpetrated by Catholics in Ireland.

Vatican wants accountability for abusers, those who protected them

By Catholic News Service | August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the wake of a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania, a Vatican spokesman called the abuses described in the report as being “criminal and morally reprehensible.”