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At hearing, Kavanaugh highlights his Catholic Charities’ volunteer work

WASHINGTON — During the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 5, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Brett...

In Pa., victims fund proposed instead of nixing statute of limitations

The Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania should set up a fund to compensate survivors of clergy sexual abuse in lieu of the legislature lifting the...

Cardinal Wuerl addresses church’s ‘pain, confusion and disillusionment’

WASHINGTON — Addressing the clergy abuse crisis in the church will require “wider lay engagement, more realized accountability and evident transparency,” said Washington Cardinal...

Archbishop Chaput to pope: Cancel youth synod, meet about bishops

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput is asking Pope Francis to call off the Synod of Bishops on young people this October...

Former nuncio Vigano now says sanctions against McCarrick were ‘private’

ROME -- Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former nuncio to the United States who called on Pope Francis to resign for allegedly lifting sanctions...

Washington Cardinal Wuerl asks forgiveness, looks for ‘ways of healing’

WASHINGTON -- In an Aug. 30 letter to priests in the archdiocese, Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl asked for "forgiveness for my errors in...

Irish parishes hear about New Zealand model for Catholic Church renewal

THURLES, Ireland — A New Zealand cardinal told a conference on the future of parishes in Ireland that his diocese benefited from the appointment...

Catholic psychologist, abuse survivor, offers advice for families

WASHINGTON -- After recent reports describing clergy sex abuse, Paul Peloquin, a Catholic clinical psychologist and a clergy abuse survivor, shared advice for victims...

Puerto Rico getting back on feet ‘step by step,’ but long...

WASHINGTON — Nearly a year ago, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm, and afterward 11-year-old Marco Lebron’s first thought...

Latin Americans: Capture spirit of ‘68 Medellin meeting, focus on youth

MEDELLIN, Colombia — The Catholic Church in Latin America must return to the principles of a 1968 conference that shifted the church’s emphasis toward...

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