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USCCB leaders meet with Pope Francis in Rome

Leadership of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently requested an audience with Pope Francis to discuss the moral crisis in the American Catholic Church. The pope met on Sept. 13 in Rome with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB president; Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection […]

President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference issues statement following meeting with Pope Francis

September 13, 2018 VATICAN CITY – Following a private audience with Pope Francis this morning in Vatican City, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement regarding the recent moral crisis in the American Catholic Church. “We are grateful to the Holy Father […]

Pope to convene world meeting on abuse prevention with bishops’ leaders

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis is calling the presidents of every Catholic bishops’ conference in the world to Rome Feb. 21-24 to discuss the prevention of the abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. The Vatican made the announcement Sept. 12 after the pope and members of his international […]

A synopsis of and Church leaders’ reaction to the clergy scandal

Over the course of the last few weeks, the Church has been in the news for sex abuse scandals that have shaken many of the faithful and have resulted in an increased scrutiny of how allegations of abuse are handled. Both the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Vatican have responded, as have […]

Update: Pope: Abuse victims’ outcry more powerful than efforts to silence them

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – “No effort must be spared” to prevent future cases of clerical sexual abuse and “to prevent the possibility of their being covered up,” Pope Francis said in a letter addressed “to the people of God.” “I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse […]

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