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September 03, 2019
September 03, 2019
In an interview last month with Slate staff writer Ruth Graham, Theodore McCarrick said he doesn’t believe he committed the acts of which he has been accused. McCarrick, 89, has been in public disgrace since June 2018, when credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor were made known. He was dismissed from the clerical
September 03, 2019
The vice-president of the Pontifical Institute John Paul II in Rome has proposed a compromise between the university administrators implementing a restructuring plan at the school, and the faculty members who have opposed certain aspects of that plan. Noting an “impasse” between faculty and administrators regarding changes at the institute, Fr. Jose Granados suggested a
September 03, 2019
The “whole world” should put pressure on Pakistan to either scrap or reform its controversial blasphemy laws, said Asia Bibi, the Catholic mother freed after eight years on death row. In her first newspaper interview since her release in May, Bibi said she believed innocent people were in jail in Pakistan after being falsely accused
September 03, 2019
The Catholic Church in Ireland has confirmed that a woman who was seriously ill with multiple sclerosis experienced a complete healing of all her symptoms at Knock shrine in September 1989. The cure of Marion Carroll 30 years ago is the first officially recognized healing associated with Ireland’s national Marian shrine since an apparition witnessed
September 03, 2019
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle, who will be succeeded by Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, coadjutor of the archdiocese since June. A coadjutor bishop is appointed to assist in the administration of a diocese and succeeds the bishop upon his retirement or death. Coadjutors are often appointed when
September 03, 2019
Chris Hayes, a talented liberal pundit with his own “cable-news” show on MSNBC, recently became a news story himself. Defending Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stated opposition to the electoral college, Hayes stated on his program that “the weirdest thing about the electoral college is the fact that if it wasn’t specifically in the Constitution for the
September 03, 2019
A London priory is to offer Sung Mass in the Dominican Rite every Sunday from next month. St Dominic’s Priory and Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Haverstock Hill, north London, will offer the weekly 4pm Mass from Rosary Sunday – the first Sunday in October. The Dominican Rite was standardised in the
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