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Seek Service, Reject Selfishness

Sunday, Sept. 23, is the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B). Mass Readings: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20, Psalm 54:3-6, 8, James 3:16-4:3, Mark 9:30-37. By God’s design, human beings are social rather than solitary creatures. We need to live in society...

Journeying From Grief to Grace: How a Retreat Program Helps Sex-Abuse Victims Heal

Two experiences of sexual abuse, one by a priest, left Marty Meyer like many victims of trauma: outwardly normal, but inwardly distant from people, especially men. After trying therapy and prayer for inner healing, he finally found help through...

Healing Abuse Victims Is Key: Priest Says Spiritual Start Paves the Way Forward

Father Dominic Allain, a London-based priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark, England, is the international pastoral director of “Grief to Grace” Ministries, a retreat progr

Cardinal Dolan ‘Impatient’ Waiting for Apostolic Visitation in Response to McCarrick

NEW YORK — The Archbishop of New York said Thursday that while he has confidence in the way Pope Francis is handling the Church’s ongoing sexual abuse crisis, he has grown “impatient” while awaiting a decision from the Pope on a request made by...

Christ Gave His Church the Means to Confront This Epidemic

Pope Francis returned to themes from the earliest days of his papacy recently when, in addressing a gathering of priests, religious and seminarians in Palermo, Sicily, Sept. 15, he warned of the dangers of clerical careerism and serving the...

Abortion, Immigration Top Issues at Stake in 2018 Midterms

WASHINGTON — The Nov. 6 midterm elections appear likely to bring the U.S. House of Representatives — and possibly even the Senate — back under the control of the Democratic Party, affecting key issues for Catholics, ranging from abortion and...

Experts Respond to New USCCB Policies for Handling Allegations Against Bishops

WASHINGTON — Following the announcement of new policies for bishops by the USCCB, experts in the fields of law and child protection have been considering their potential effectiveness. The measures were formulated by the U.S. bishops’...

Former Pro Baseball Player Completes Transition to Priesthood

If things had turned out how he had originally planned, Father Michael Cunningham, of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, would have been in the MLB playoff hunt right now. He could catch very well, as former Major League pitcher Tom Browning,...

Cardinal Dolan Appoints New York Archdiocesan Investigator

NEW YORK CITY — The archbishop of New York has announced the appointment of an archdiocesan special counsel who will be tasked with an independent review of protocols for responding to allegations of sexual abuse. At a news conference Sept. 20,...

Retired Green Bay Bishop Who Failed to Report Abuse Withdraws From Ministry

GREEN BAY, Wis — Bishop Robert Morneau, auxiliary bishop emeritus of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has withdrawn from public ministry, saying he regrets having failed to report the abuse of a minor, WBAY reported Thursday. “I failed to report to local...