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Cardinal Wuerl Knew of Archbishop McCarrick's Abuse Allegations in 2004

WASHINGTON — An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2004, despite Cardinal Wuerl’s insistence he knew nothing about the disgraced ex-cardinal’s alleged sexual misconduct until...

Oxford Supports Emeritus Professor Accused of ‘Transphobia’

OXFORD, England — Oxford University is standing by an emeritus law professor after more than 400 people have signed a petition calling for his removal from the university. Petition organizers say the professor holds discriminatory views about...

Catholics Will ‘Play Defense’ on Pro-Life, Religious-Freedom Issues in New Congress

WASHINGTON — The 116th Congress got underway last week and grappled with the current impasse on immigration that has resulted in a government shutdown. The new Congress has 163 members who identify as Catholic in the House and Senate, but their...

What Does a Sober Assessment of the Pa. Grand Jury Report Reveal?

The 2018 report of the special Pennsylvania grand jury, which investigated sexual abuse by Catholic priests, triggered a riot of law enforcement activity. Since the report’s Aug. 14 release, more than a dozen states have launched their own...

Will New York Have the Most Liberal Abortion Laws in the World?

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — For 12 years, New York state’s pro-life activists successfully kept the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) at bay — a bill that would not simply make New York have one of the most abortion-permissive legal regimes in the world, but...

Lawmakers From Both Parties to Address 2019 March for Life

WASHINGTON — The 46th-annual March for Life has announced a bipartisan group of legislators who will address the upcoming March for Life at a rally immediately before the Jan. 18 event. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Reps. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill.,...

Hawaii’s Assisted-Suicide Law Takes Effect, but Few Physicians Cooperate

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s law legalizing assisted suicide went into effect last week, but many physicians and pharmacists are choosing not to prescribe or dispense such medication. The Our Care, Our Choice Act was signed into law in April 2018 and...

US Head of Opus Dei Confirms Misconduct Settlement Against Popular DC Priest

WASHINGTON — The personal prelature of Opus Dei announced Monday that it had paid a settlement following accusations of misconduct against a priest of the society made in 2002. Father C. John McCloskey III was the subject of a complaint by a...

What a US Troop Pullout Means for Syria’s Christians

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump recently announced plans for a rapid U.S. troop pullout from Syria, the news ignited a firestorm on Capitol Hill and prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. U.S. lawmakers on both sid

Analysis: The Non-Trial of Theodore McCarrick

VATICAN CITY — While recent media reports suggest that a trial of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick is underway, Vatican sources have told CNA that his case is not being handled by a full judicial process. Sources at the Congregation for the...