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June 10, 2021
Whatever Cardinal Marx's reasons for submitting his resignation, Pope Francis's rejection of it makes the whole thing to appear thoroughly managed -- orchestrated -- choreographed.
June 10, 2021
Pope Francis refused to accept Cardinal Marx's resignation, instead asking him to stay on as Archbishop of Munich and Freising, confirming his mission and asking him to continue to work for “a spiritual renewal” in the Church.
June 10, 2021
The Pope insists that that the Church must face the abuse crisis “from our Paschal faith,” saying that “taking up the crisis, personally and communally, is the only fruitful path.”
June 08, 2021
In a press statement issued on Saturday, the diocese announced new allegations against three priests of the diocese Fr. Adolph Kowalczyk, Fr. Gregory Dobson, and Fr. Mieczyslaw Nycz. The anonymous accusation came under New York's Child Victims Act. 
June 07, 2021
There is a good deal more to the stories discussed here in broad strokes – likely more than enough to trigger a Vos estis investigation – and there is also more than enough in each, to trigger the desire of leading Churchmen to keep things tightly under wraps.
June 04, 2021
"With my resignation," Cardinal Marx wrote, "I would like to make it clear that I am willing to personally bear responsibility not only for any mistakes I might have made, but for the Church as an institution which I have helped to shape and mould over the past decades."
June 01, 2021
The whole ecclesiastical leadership culture has to change: not in a sentimental, “caring about the victims” way, either. Caring about the victims is a bare minimum, a baseline requirement, the measure of which is in its effects. That means the culture needs to change in practical, nuts-and-bolts ways.
May 25, 2021
The Holy See Press Office announced on Tuesday that the scandal-plagued St Pius X Preseminary will move to a location outside of the Vatican City State.
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