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Cardinal Cupich Discusses Sex Abuse Crisis, Same-Sex Attraction at Youth Synod

ended the Cardinal Blase Cupich and Bishop Alain de Raemy Oct. 20. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News VATICAN CITY — As the youth synod wrapped up its third week, the bishops and auditors discussed the sexual abuse crisis in...

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McCarrick Scandal Spotlights Bishops’ Appointment Process

WASHINGTON — When Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called for a “prompt and thorough examination” of questions posed by the scandal engulfing Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, he...

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Joseph Pearce Delves Deeper Into Narnia Mysteries, C.S. Lewis’ Literary Expertise

Further Up and Further In Understanding Narnia By Joseph Pearce TAN Books, 2018 216 pages, $24.95 To order: tanbooks.com or (800) 437-5876   Why do we need yet another book about The Chronicles of Narnia? Hasn’t book after book...

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‘Steep and Icy Slope’: Toronto Hospital Eyes Euthanizing Kids Without Parental Consent

TORONTO — Doctors and ethicists at Canada’s largest children’s hospital have said they would consider killing a child under the country’s developing new euthanasia legislation without informing the child’s parents first. Canada’s “Medical...

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Is Pope Francis Following St. Romero’s Strategy of Silence?

Is Pope Francis taking a page from the St. Óscar Romero book — diary, to be specific — in how he handles the accusations made against him, particularly those made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former nuncio to the United States? The recent...

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Hurricane Michael Spurs Catholics to Action

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee was hit hard by Hurricane Michael, the fourth-strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States. In addition to the devastating property loss suffered by parishioners, seven parishes...

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SDG Reviews ‘Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer’

“You guys have never handled a case like this,” District Attorney Dan Molinari (Michael Beach) warns his assistant DAs as they prepare for possibly the most explosive case of their careers. Bracing for a media circus over the lurid nature of the...

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Reflections on Sexual Identities, the Youth Synod and Father Martin’s Bridge-Building

Since my book, Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay: How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace, came out last year, I have often been asked to express my thoughts on Jesuit Father James Martin’s approach to pastoral care for men and women who,...

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Synod Commission to Write Message to Youth; Discussion Group Names Not Released

VATICAN CITY — The 2018 Synod of Bishops has elected a group of eight participants to begin drafting a message from the synod to the youth of the world, it was announced in an Oct. 18 press briefing. The text will be put to the entire assembly...

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Questions Arise About Vatican Official Mentioned in Archbishop Viganò Report

VATICAN CITY — An Italian magazine has raised new questions about a Vatican official mentioned in the August “testimony” of Archbishop Carlo Viganò. The report from L’Espresso, an Italian newsweekly, could be seen to provide support for at least...