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Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles called the bill ‘an unacceptable violation of our religious freedoms’

The summit could inspire local bishops to take a lead in tackling the crisis

‘What I’ve done is wrong, and I am sorry about that,’ the Vatican spokesman said

The ex-cardinal faces dismissal from the clerical state. But what does that mean in practice?

‘For the civil government to sanction the willful murder of children is unacceptable. For a Catholic political leader to do so is scandalous,’ Daly said

They have been criticized for seeming to lack authenticity, contrition, and above all, leadership

They are suspected of using the money for gambling, trips, and other personal expenses