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Reports: Vatican delegation to travel to China to finalise agreement later this month

A Chinese government-backed paper said there are no 'disputes on issues of principle' between the two sides

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Cardinal Marx admits Church made mistakes and calls for change after German abuse report

The Church lacked attentiveness, sensitivity and love, the cardinal said

Indiana diocese releases names of credibly accused clerics

The Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend said he hoped releasing the list would ‘begin the process of healing’

Indian bishop accused of rape steps aside, requests leave from Vatican

Bishop Franco Mulakkal denies repeatedly raping a nun

Canadian cardinal: Women should help screen, train priest applicants

The Canadian cardinal said women should assess the suitability of seminarians

Vatican delegation will travel to China this month to finalize agreement, Chinese newspaper reports

A Chinese government-backed paper said there are no ‘disputes on issues of principle’ between the two sides

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Scicluna: words and promises are not enough to prevent abuse

The archbishop, who oversees abuse cases at the CDF, said people want action

Bishop skydives to raise money for Lourdes pilgrims

The Bishop of Arundel and Brighton raised more than £5,160

Chilean priest guilty of abuse dismissed from clerical state

Cristián Precht Bañados, a leading opponent of the Pinochet regime, was convicted of child abuse in 2012

Half of Dutch bishops in late 20th century linked to abuse, report claims

Four bishops are accused of abusing children, and sixteen others of concealing abuse

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/09/18

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Episcopalis communio: three things you need to know about the Pope’s new document

Is the ‘apostolic constitution’ as big a deal as people think?

Episcopalis communio: what does the Pope’s new document mean for the Church?

The new law appears to combine the Synod’s teaching authority with that of the Roman Pontiff

How do we heal after the abuse crisis? This book has some suggestions

Fr Thomas Berg shows how there can be a way forward for victims

The Vatican’s photo blunder shows media reform is still a work in progress

Some Vatican staff shared the public’s dismay at the image – but by then it was too late

If the Church won’t hold bishops accountable, then should the courts?

Some fear that state investigations will lead to state interference

Heroes, by the grace of God

The martyrs teach us that witness to the truth is always possible

Adoremus: this is what hope looks like

The downpour was certainly penitential, but also strangely uplifting

A comedy obsessed with divine justice

Dante thought politicians had ruined Italy. His poem takes revenge

American football: a lesson in spiritual combat

High-minded members of the professional class disdain the sport, but they miss the point

How to get teenagers interested in the faith? Try this film about John Paul II

‘Karol, the man who became Pope’ mixes modern history, moral dilemmas and human situations

What Pope Francis can clarify about the Vigano testimony – and what he can’t

The Vatican is apparently preparing a response. But what can they really say?

Food poverty is rising. But the St Vincent de Paul Society shows people still care

The response to SVP appeals from priests and parishioners has been overwhelming