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VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A former staff member at the Vatican
nunciature in Washington, accused of possessing and distributing child pornography,
admitted his guilt to a Vatican court and said he had never engaged in such
behavior before his assignment in the U.S. capital.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Bipartisan disagreement on how to fix
the country's immigration system led to failure once again as lawmakers on Capitol
Hill turned down one immigration bill June 21 and postponed a vote on a second
proposal, which also has a slim opportunity of passing.
ROME (CNS) -- In the wake of historic
allegations of sexual abuse and cover-up in countries around the world, the
Catholic Church is experiencing the same challenge that has brought a reckoning
to those who used their authority to abuse or silence victims, said an
ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM GENEVA (CNS) -- The question
of allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass in
special cases has to be decided by each individual bishop and cannot be decided
by a bishops' conference, Pope Francis told reporters after a one-day
ecumenical journey to Geneva.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired
archbishop of Washington, said June 20 he will no longer exercise any public ministry
"in obedience" to the Vatican after an allegation he abused a
teenager 47 years ago was found credible.
(CNS) -- At the end of a day dedicated to celebrating 70 years of an ecumenical
fellowship forged by the World Council of Churches, Pope Francis turned to the
region's Catholics, reminding them of what lies at the heart of the faith.
(CNS) -- Not only God, but today's broken, divided world is begging for unity
among Christians, Pope Francis said on an ecumenical pilgrimage to Geneva.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Vatican has told Cardinal Theodore
E. McCarrick, the retired archbishop of Washington, that he can no longer
exercise any public ministry after an allegation that he abused a teenager 47 years
ago was found credible.
(CNS) -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts
his administration's family separation policy for families who have crossed the
U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
(CNS) -- An increase in calls to dioceses to report claims of clergy sexual
abuse has happened before, and is likely to happen again in the wake of the
credible claim lodged against Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of
Washington, according to the head of the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis
said he stands with the U.S. bishops who recently condemned the Trump
administration's policy on immigration that has led to children being held in
government shelters while their parents are sent to federal prisons.
NEW YORK (CNS) -- The
Archdiocese of New York has posted an FAQ providing a timeline of Cardinal
Theodore E. McCarrick's ministry in the church, information on how the
archdiocese learned of an abuse allegation against the prelate now deemed
credible and the church's procedure for addressing abuse claims.
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