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Faculties of celebrating Mass among sanctions from pope against Bishop Michael...

WASHINGTON -- The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston announced July 19 sanctions from the Vatican -- including taking away the faculties of celebrating Mass -- against...

Pope Francis: ‘Spiritual combat’ must be part of fight against sex...

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO ROME  -- To fight clerical sexual abuse, the Catholic Church must have clear laws and procedures, but it also...

Philadelphia, Boston reporters examine track record of bishops regarding abuse

WASHINGTON -- The Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspapers teamed up for an article published in both daily papers Nov. 4 that examined...

’60 Minutes’ report questions handling of abuse reports in Buffalo diocese

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- How the Diocese of Buffalo handles cases of priests suspected of abuse was the subject of a report Oct. 28 by...

Clericalism: Looking for core of clergy abuse problem? Stop right here

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis blamed "clericalism" in the Catholic Church for creating a culture where criminal abuse was widespread and extraordinary efforts were...

Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Church law has procedures and penalties for effectively dealing with allegations of clerical sexual abuse, but the Vatican is...

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