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Is the Growing Hit Film “Searching” Anti-Christian?

At first a limited release, the missing-person thriller Searching has garnered rave reviews from the nation’s top critics. It’s an impressive showing for first-time director Aneesh Chaganty, a former Google employee. Critics have hailed the film as a contemporary take on a familiar “whodunit” story, and they point to John Cho’s performance as particularly moving. …

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Bishop Ronald Gainer Orders Names of Former Bishops Removed from Church Buildings

PENNSYLVANIA – For over a year, a Pittsburgh grand jury has heard testimony concerning alleged rape and sexual abuse of children by members of the Catholic Church. Cases of sexual abuse span seventy years and include all six of the dioceses in Pennsylvania. The jury’s findings will be compiled into a report that will be …

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What Are the Laity to Do in the Wake of the Cardinal McCarrick Scandal?

      One would be hard pressed to be Catholic in America and not be at least slightly aware of the enormous scandal that is being uncovered regarding recently degraded Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. There are as many articles and opinions and letters from Bishops  that have made their way to Catholic and secular media …

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Every Chilean Bishop Just Submitted His Resignation to Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY – Following three days of an emergency summit meetings at the Vatican  every one of Chile’s 34 bishops offered their resignations to Pope Francis. The resignations were accompanied by an apology to the people of Chile for the sex abuse scandal that has impacted the entire country. Pope Francis called the meeting in …

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Archbishop takes action to end domestic violence

TORORO, UGANDA – An archbishop in Southeastern Uganda is creating a culture of domestic peace in his archdiocese. Archbishop Emmanuel Obbo of Tororo told the Catholic News Agency of Africa in an interview Aug. 17 that domestic violence is a major challenge present “in almost every family” under his care.  “It’s a concern for the family, …

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Pope Francis makes new measures to handle bishops who botch abuse cases

VATICAN CITY — According to ABC7News: Pope Francis on Saturday scrapped his proposed tribunal to prosecute bishops who failed to protect their flocks from pedophile priests and instead established new legal procedures to remove them if the Vatican finds they were negligent. The new procedures seek to answer long-standing demands by survivors of abuse that …

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