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  • Abuse whistleblowers seek Vatican inquiry of Newark Archbishop Myers

    Jul 31, 2015 0:51

    Abuse whistleblowers seek Vatican inquiry of Newark Archbishop Myers

    (NCR Online) In a test of Pope Francis’ pledge that bishops will be held accountable, an advocacy group for survivors of clergy sexual abuse has formally petitioned the Vatican to investigate Newark, N.J., Archbishop John Myers for possible abuse of […]

     
  • Cardinal O’Malley denounces work of Planned Parenthood

    Jul 31, 2015 0:07

    Cardinal O’Malley denounces work of Planned Parenthood

    (Vatican Radio) Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), responded on Wednesday to recent videos showing leaders from Planned Parenthood discussing the provision […]

     
  • Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay leaders

    Jul 29, 2015 4:17

    Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay leaders

    (CNS) The top leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting have made an uneasy peace with the Boy Scouts of America’s decision July 27 to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks at the […]

     
  • Do you hug a pope? US lawmakers seek etiquette tips for visit

    Jul 29, 2015 3:52

    Do you hug a pope? US lawmakers seek etiquette tips for visit

    (Bloomberg) US lawmakers are used to a slew of rules about how to conduct themselves, and now they’re anxiously awaiting edicts of another type: how to behave around the pope. Pope Francis will visit the nation’s Capitol Sept. 24 as […]

     
  • Cupich says Chicago archdiocese will act on climate change

    Jul 27, 2015 0:11

    Cupich says Chicago archdiocese will act on climate change

    (AP) Chicago’s Catholic archdiocese is the nation’s first to monitor its buildings’ power and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions. Archbishop Blase Cupich joined US Environmental Protection Agency officials Friday to mark the Church’s stewardship initiative, an answer to Pope […]

     
  • Nuns ask Supreme Court for protection from complying with HHS mandate, fines

    Jul 26, 2015 23:41

    Nuns ask Supreme Court for protection from complying with HHS mandate, fines

    (CNS) In a filing Thursday with the U.S. Supreme Court, the Little Sisters of the Poor have asked the court for relief from being forced to comply with the federal contraceptive mandate or face heavy fines. The sisters are being […]