68 Catholic bishops oppose Biden’s order to fund foreign abortion clinics

Washington 06/10/21, 00:41

Religious leaders criticized the president's move to let taxpayer funds be used to kill unborn babies outside the United States as incompatible with their teachings. Sixty-eight bishops denounced Joe Biden's executive order to reverse an earlier Trump-era ban on federally funding foreign abortion providers. Cardinals Blase Cupich, Wilton Gregory, Sean O'Malley, Joseph ...

Pope’s sex abuse summit: What it did and didn’t do

World 02/25/19, 05:50

Pope Francis' summit on preventing sexual abuse was never going to meet the expectations placed on it by victims groups, the media and ordinary Catholics outraged over a scandal that has harmed so many and compromised the church's moral authority so much. Indeed, no sweeping new law was announced to punish ...

Argentine bishop’s case overshadows pope’s sex abuse summit

Europe 02/24/19, 08:56

Pope Francis may have wrapped up his clergy sex abuse prevention summit at the Vatican, but a scandal over an Argentine bishop close to him is only gaining steam. The Associated Press has reported that the Vatican knew as early as 2015 about Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta's inappropriate behavior with seminarians. Yet ...

Pope’s sex abuse prevention summit explained

Europe 02/23/19, 08:21

Pope Francis is hosting a four-day summit on preventing clergy sexual abuse, a high-stakes meeting designed to impress on Catholic bishops around the world that the problem is global and that there are consequences if they cover it up. The meeting, which opened Thursday, comes at a critical time for the ...

Legal loophole may be closing for bishops who hide sex abuse

World 02/23/19, 03:59

The legal loopholes that have allowed Catholic bishops to escape sanction when they cover up clergy sex abuse cases may be closing. Two U.S. cardinals have confirmed that the Vatican is working on a "clarification" to a 2016 law that was supposed to hold bishops and religious superiors accountable when they ...

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