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Latin American Bishops say Young Want a Sincere, Welcoming Church

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Bishops from Chile and Puerto Rico told the Synod of Bishops that the church must do more to help young...

Washington Archdiocese Releases Names of Priests Accused of Abuse

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Archdiocese of Washington has voluntarily released the names of abusive priests and stated that there have been no credible claims...

Retired Tucson Bishop Named Apostolic Administrator of Diocese of Las Cruces

By Catholic News Service TUCSON, Ariz. – Retired Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson has been named apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Las Cruces,...

Pope Asks Bishops, Young People to Drop Their Prejudices as Synod...

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis asked bishops to be bold, honest, open-minded, charitable and, especially, prayerful as they begin a...

Mercy Sisters’ Home Provides Refuge during Florence

BELMONT, N.C. (CNS) – Holy Angels, a home in Belmont for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, lived up to its reputation of hospitality,...

Pope to Convene World Meeting on Abuse Prevention with Bishops’ Leaders

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is calling the presidents of every Catholic bishops’ conference in the world to Rome February...

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...