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Nation/World

Report Details Rape Of Children, Culture of Secrecy That Fanned It

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – The report begins dramatically, imploring its readers: “We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear...

Laity Must Have Role in Fighting Clericalism, Vatican Official Says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Clericalism has led to a distorted view of authority that has contributed to the problems of...

New York Latest To Launch Probe of Church Sex Abuse Records

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – The New York State Office of the Attorney General is the latest to announce that it is launching...

Pope Says He Trusts People to Judge Archbishop’s Claims about Him

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM DUBLIN – Pope Francis said Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s long document calling on him to...

Pope Revises Catechism to Say Death Penalty is ‘Inadmissible’

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision...

Pope Will Create 14 New Cardinals in June

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 28, giving the red cardinal’s hat to...

Pope to Canonize Blesseds Paul VI, Oscar Romero in Rome October 14

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will declare Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others saints October 14 at the...

Pope, Patriarch Call for Ethical Intervention in Economy

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople called on Christians to work together to build a...

Carmelite Brother Embraces Homelessness to Minister to People On Streets

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – From just looking at Brother Michael Ignatius, one wouldn’t suspect it. But the 61-year-old Carmelite is homeless. For several months,...

Mercy Friday: Pope Surprises Students Rehearsing After School

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Continuing his occasional series of “Mercy Friday” visits, Pope Francis surprised the students at a school renamed...