Kamala Harris not a ‘fearless fighter for the little guy’ say sex abuse victims, after her failure to prosecute any accused priests
When Joe Biden announced on Tuesday, Aug. 11, he had chosen Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate, he described Harris as a “fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants.” Not so, ...
Justice Department backs Catholic archdiocese that dismissed gay teacher
The U.S. Department of Justice issued a statement of interest on Friday, Sept. 27, in support of a Roman Catholic archbishop’s decision that led to the firing of a gay, married teacher. The Justice Department statement says the First Amendment gives ...
Catholic Bishop bans Illinois pro-abortion politicians from Holy Communion
The Catholic bishop in Springfield, Illinois, banned Holy Communion to Catholic lawmakers who voted for an extreme abortion law that also repeals decades-old restrictions on abortions in Illinois. Bishop Thomas Paprocki issued the decree on June 2. Illinois House Speaker Mike ...
Catholic church vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti
Catholic parishioners in Pennsylvania discovered Sunday that a vandal spray-painted their church with pro-abortion graffiti, sparking public outcry and a police investigation. The as yet unidentified culprit wrote, “You do not have the right to decide how others lives,” in black ...
Poland’s church leader says sex abuse reports not an attack
Contradicting claims by Poland's ruling party leader, the head of Poland's Catholic church says recent revelations about priests abusing minors are not attacks on the church but will help its cleansing. Poland's primate, Archbishop Wojciech Polak, was referring to a documentary ...
Poland vows firm penalties for sex abuse amid church crisis
Poland's prime minister is vowing tougher punishments for those who sexually abuse minors after a new film spurred the country into grappling with the problem of abuse by priests. The documentary "Tell No One" has triggered soul searching in the deeply ...
Rural Catholic church defies Sri Lanka threats, holds Mass
The checkpoints started just outside of an east Sri Lanka village, the strictest seen in the days after Islamic State-aligned militants launched suicide attacks that killed over 250 people.The trucks stopped first, soldiers digging through crates and produce. Buses disgorged ...
French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victims
A French Catholic Church official says the country's bishops have "agreed in principle" to provide financial compensation to sex abuse victims whose cases are too old to be taken to court. Vincent Neymon, the deputy general secretary of the French bishops' ...
Vatican’s legal procedures for handling sex abuse, explained
For centuries, the Vatican's canon law system busied itself with banning books and dispensing punishments that included burnings at the stake for heretics. These days, the Vatican office that eventually replaced the Roman Catholic Inquisition is knee-deep in processing clergy sex ...
Pope Francis celebrates mass in Abu Dhabi
In an earlier speech at an interfaith conference in the UAE, Pope Francis appealed to "human fraternity" as he called for an end to wars in the Middle East
Texas releases names of priests accused of child abuse
Names go back to the 1940s, many are dead, it is unclear if any will face charges in court
Guam Catholic Church enters bankruptcy amid sex abuse claims
Guam's Catholic Church has filed for bankruptcy, a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of child sexual abuse lawsuits and enter settlement negotiations
US clergy abuse survivors demand inclusion in Vatican reforms
Two survivors' advocacy groups have sent an open letter to Pope Francis asking to be a part of a historic gathering that Catholic leader called for in February at the Vatican, to discuss the ongoing crisis roiling the church
Illinois AG: Catholic Church failed to report hundreds of sex abuse cases
Report says church did not carry out thorough investigations and tried to discredit victims
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