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Michelle La Rosa/CNA
The law remains a key standard for judging free-exercise claims.
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Ed Condon/CNA
The Cupich-Wuerl plan would send allegations against bishops to be investigated by their metropolitan archbishops, along with archdiocesan review boards. Metropolitans themselves would be investigated by their senior suffragan bishops.
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Joan Frawley Desmond
U.S. bishops applaud regulations protecting religious employers.
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If the bill becomes law, it would ban abortions at around six weeks, or once a baby’s heartbeat is detected.
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Joan Frawley Desmond
An eleventh-hour Vatican directive blocks a much-anticipated vote on bishop-accountability reforms, but the USCCB president vowed to press for changes.
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Ed Condon/CNA
The bishops resumed their open-floor discussion on the recent sex-abuse scandals facing the Church in America on Wednesday.
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Objections that the resolution was redundant and ambiguous won out, and it was voted down by a clicker vote of 83-137, with three abstaining.
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Attorneys representing florist Barronelle Stutzman filed their opening brief with the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday, as the court rehears the case after its previous ruling was reversed.
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Peter Jesserer Smith
With a pro-life majority in the House gone, Planned Parenthood achieves a milestone, and pro-life voters look to the Senate as their anti-abortion firewall.
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Joan Frawley Desmond
St. Thomas More Catholic Church’s staff and parishioners suffer with their community.
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Joseph O’Brien
Suggestions include database of seminarians dismissed for misconduct and a national audit.
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More than 20 bishops and cardinals offered passionate speeches during an open-floor discussion in Baltimore Tuesday afternoon.
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Edward Pentin
Cardinal Marc Ouellet told the Register that he wished to offer ‘reassurance that the Congregation [for Bishops] is working for the best evaluation and accompaniment of the American episcopate’s questions.’
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The former nuncio’s message came on the second day of the USCCB’s autumn general assembly, being held in Baltimore Nov. 12-14.
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Christine Rousselle/CNA
Bishops ‘must put the victim first when allegations come forward,’ the board chairman said Nov. 13. ‘How many souls have been lost because of this crisis?’
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Catholic News Agency
Seven of the eight Roman Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania will create compensation funds for victims of clergy sex abuse.
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Jonah McKeown/CNA
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is working to gather supplies for survivors of the fatal fires.
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Catholic News Agency
USCCB head said the bishops have not lessened their resolve for action and that they are not pleased by the Holy See’s decision.
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Ed Condon/CNA
Despite the sudden change to the conference agenda, USCCB head said that the American bishops take the abuse crisis seriously.
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Ed Condon/CNA
The instruction to delay consideration of a new ‘Code of Conduct’ for bishops, creation of a lay-led investigative body came directly from the Holy See, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo told USCCB meeting.
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Christine Rousselle/CNA
Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, addressed the USCCB’s fall general assembly in Baltimore Nov. 12.
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Joseph Pronechen
Father Thomas Conway gave his life for his naval flock.
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Joan Frawley Desmond
The Archbishop McCarrick scandal highlights an obligation to correct and report sexual misconduct by a brother bishop, but will more reforms make a difference?
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J.D. Flynn/CNA
NEWS ANALYSIS ahead of the fall bishops’ meeting
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Catholic News Agency
At least 12 people, including a sheriff's deputy, were killed in the Wednesday night attack at Borderline Bar & Grill.
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Christine Rousselle/CNA
Closely contested Senate elections featured abortion as a prominent issue; some pro-life victories were won in the House of Representatives.
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Peter Jesserer Smith
The newest Supreme Court justice’s confirmation could shape abortion jurisprudence — but the end of Roe v. Wade might be much further off.
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Stephen Beale
Over the last decade, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, which celebrates the traditional Latin Mass, has expanded in North America.
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Kevin Jones/CNA
Father Paul Sullins says links between abuse involve disproportionate number of homosexual clergy, ‘homosexual subculture’ in seminaries.
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Jonah McKeown/CNA
Diocesan officials, including Bishop Richard Malone, held a news conference Nov. 5 on investigation process for allegations of sexual abuse.