VATICAN CITY (AP) — 'It's not enough to just say sorry,' said Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. 'Structures that permit or facilitate abuse must be broken down, and broken down forever.'
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(AP) — The two scandals represent a stunning turn for the 77-year-old leader who, over the decades, earned the respect of fellow bishops and prided himself in taking tough steps to combat clergy sex abuse.
(RNS) — The Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse is a wake-up call for bishops who thought that the past could be forgotten as long as they did the right thing in the future.
(RNS) — The Pennsylvania attorney general said the report exposes a 'systematic cover-up by senior church officials in Pennsylvania and the Vatican.'
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state Supreme Court order issued last month set a timetable to publicly release a redacted version of the grand jury's roughly 900-page report.
ROME (AP) — Francis has convened an international meeting of bishops at the Vatican in October about youths and their faith.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The issue pitted the Catholic Church against feminist groups, physicians against physicians.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The question of whether or not Catholic political and judicial leaders would be sinning if they continue to support the death penalty is up for interpretation.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The pontiff said in a letter to the Chilean church's Episcopal Conference that he is 'impressed by the reflection, discernment and decisions' taken by bishops when they met last week.
(RNS) — The pope's recent change to the catechism is likely to face fierce opposition in the U.S., where 54 percent of the public — and 53 percent of Catholics — support capital punishment.
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(RNS) The church has no more power over a priest than any corporation has over an employee. A priest or bishop can refuse to accept punishment and simply walk away.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Holy See's announcement about McCarrick said that Pope Francis was taking action by isolating McCarrick and ordering penance even before 'accusations made against him are examined in a regular canonical trial.'
(RNS) — Cardinal Sean O’Malley acknowledged this week that the church needs clearer norms and procedures for investigating and judging bishops. But O’Malley’s statement only raises further questions.
(RNS) — Many Catholics left the church over the teaching, but even more stayed and simply ignored it, giving rise to the concept of 'cafeteria Catholics,' who picked and chose which teachings they would accept.