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RICO Suit Against Buffalo Diocese Alleges Conspiracy in Sexual Abuse Cases

BUFFALO — Twenty-two plaintiffs filed August 14 a lawsuit against the Diocese of Buffalo, a province of the Society of Jesus, multiple priests, eight parishes, three high school, a seminary, among others, alleging “a pattern of racketeering...

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TV Picks 08.18.19

SUNDAY, Aug. 18, 6:30am Where God Weeps: Gaza Strip EWTN Irish-born Sister Bridget Tighe of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood is general director of Caritas Jerusalem. She discusses the situation of residents of the Gaza...

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Letters 08.18.19

Open Letter Falls Short Regarding “Professor John Rist: Why I Signed the Papal Heresy Open Letter” (Vatican, May 26 issue): It is journalistically astute, as in most of what can be read in the Register, to conduct a Q & A interview. This is...

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Home Video Picks & Passes 08.18.19

Breakthrough (2019) — PICK Based on an extraordinary true story, Breakthrough represents another small step for the faith-based film sector. Directed by Star Trek: Voyager’s Roxann Dawson, the film recounts the events of the January day that...

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South Carolina Bishop Named in New York Abuse Lawsuit

CHARLESTON — Bishop Robert Guglielmone of Charleston, SC, has been named in a sexual abuse lawsuit filed in New York. The accusations contained in the suit concern the bishop’s time as a pastor in the Diocese of Rockville Centre forty years...

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Knights of Columbus Open Critical Conversation for Parents on Child Sex Abuse

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Jeff and his wife, Judy, thought they had an invincible circle of protection around their children to keep them safe from sexual abuse. A Knights of Columbus family, with a strong Catholic faith, they lived in a secure, upscale...

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Pope Francis Gives Thousands of Rosaries to Christians in Syria

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis announced Thursday that he is giving 6,000 blessed rosaries to Catholic communities in Syria as a sign of his closeness on the Marian Feast of the Assumption. “Prayer made with faith is powerful! We continue to pray...

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California Bishop: Be Society's Conscience in Face of Campus Abortion Pill Mandate

SAN FRANCISCO — At a Mass marking Sunday's conclusion of a novena for the defeat of a California bill that would require public universities to provide free access to abortion pills for students, the Archbishop of San Francisco challenged...

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Portland Parish Protests New Priest’s Policies

PORTLAND — Parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in the Archdiocese of Portland staged a protest against their pastor during a June 30 Mass. The Oregonian uploaded a video of the protests Aug. 11. The video shows elderly parishioners...

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Diocese of Scranton Launches Investigation into Rector at National Shrine

WASHINGTON — The Diocese of Scranton has launched an investigation into allegations of misconduct on the part of Monsignor Walter Rossi, the rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. “Bishop Joseph...