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Indiana bishop announces he'll release list of accused abusers in diocese

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob RollerBy SOUTH BEND, Ind. (CNS) -- At anAug. 17 news conference, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, saidthat in response to the release of the grand jury report on abuse claims in sixPennsylvania dioceses over a 70- year period, he will collect and release alist of the names of priests in the diocese he currently heads who committedsimilar offenses.Bishop Rhoades called thedetails of the grand jury "equally appalling and heartbreaking." He expressedsympathy and support to the victims and their families, adding, "The churchfailed you. For that, I apologize."Emphasizing that during histenure as bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend he has released thename of every priest removed from ministry as a result of a credible allegationof sexual abuse of a minor.He said he has learned, as aresult of the grand jury, that it also important to victims to see the names oftheir abusers made public "for all to see. For everyone to know the pain causedby ...

Cardinal says 'sorrow, disgust, rage' are 'righteous' reactions to abuse

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler OrsburnBy CHICAGO (CNS) -- "Sorrow,disgust, outrage -- these are righteous feelings" for all to have in reactionto the latest abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Blase J. Cupichsaid in an Aug. 17 statement.These are "the stirringsof the conscience of a people scandalized by the terrible reality that too manyof the men who promised to protect their children, and strengthen their faith,have been responsible for wounding both," he said.His comments came inreaction to the Pennsylvania attorney general's Aug. 14 release of a grand juryreport detailing seven decades of child sex abuse claims in six Pennsylvaniadioceses. Some weeks before that were the allegations against Archbishop TheodoreE. McCarrick that he abused a minor more than 47 years ago and was sexually inappropriatewith seminarians."Anger, shock, grief,shame," said Cardinal Cupich, who was chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committeeon the Protection of Children and Young People 2008 to 2011 when h...

USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace Chairman Issues Statement Following Visit to Nicaragua; Commits to Walking with the Bishops of N...

 WASHINGTON— Following a visit to Nicaragua last week, ArchbishopTimothy Broglio, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Conference Committee onInternational Justice and Peace, issued the following statement today conveyingthe Church in America's support for the Nicaraguan bishops' efforts to work forpeace and justice in Nicaragua. In his statement, ArchbishopBroglio of the Military Services, USA said, "I see the commitment of yourbishops as a sign of God's love" and that the U.S. bishops with the bishops ofNicaragua "walk in the service of truth, of the poor, and of peace."Archbishop Broglio's fullstatement follows: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/latin-america-caribbean/nicaragua/statement-by-archbishop-broglio-on-visit-to-nicaragua-2018-08-17.cfm---Keywords: United States Conference of CatholicBishops, USCCB, Archbishop Broglio, Nicaragua, justice, peace###Media Contact: Judy Keane202-541-3200

USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace Chairman Issues Statement Following Visit to Nicaragua; Commits to Walking with the Bishops of N...

 WASHINGTON— Following a visit to Nicaragua last week, ArchbishopTimothy Broglio, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Conference Committee onInternational Justice and Peace, issued the following statement today conveyingthe Church in America's support for the Nicaraguan bishops' efforts to work forpeace and justice in Nicaragua. In his statement, ArchbishopBroglio of the Military Services, USA said, "I see the commitment of yourbishops as a sign of God's love" and that the U.S. bishops with the bishops ofNicaragua "walk in the service of truth, of the poor, and of peace."Archbishop Broglio's fullstatement follows: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/latin-america-caribbean/nicaragua/statement-by-archbishop-broglio-on-visit-to-nicaragua-2018-08-17.cfm---Keywords: United States Conference of CatholicBishops, USCCB, Archbishop Broglio, Nicaragua, justice, peace###Media Contact: Judy Keane202-541-3200

USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace Chairman Issues Statement Following Visit to Nicaragua; Commits to Walking with the Bishops of N...

 WASHINGTON— Following a visit to Nicaragua last week, ArchbishopTimothy Broglio, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Conference Committee onInternational Justice and Peace, issued the following statement today conveyingthe Church in America's support for the Nicaraguan bishops' efforts to work forpeace and justice in Nicaragua. In his statement, ArchbishopBroglio of the Military Services, USA said, "I see the commitment of yourbishops as a sign of God's love" and that the U.S. bishops with the bishops ofNicaragua "walk in the service of truth, of the poor, and of peace."Archbishop Broglio's fullstatement follows: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/latin-america-caribbean/nicaragua/statement-by-archbishop-broglio-on-visit-to-nicaragua-2018-08-17.cfm---Keywords: United States Conference of CatholicBishops, USCCB, Archbishop Broglio, Nicaragua, justice, peace###Media Contact: Judy Keane202-541-3200

Pennsylvania prelate says bishops who hid abuse should resign

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler OrsburnBy Rhina GuidosWASHINGTON (CNS) -- In an Aug. 16 interview with EternalWord Television Network, Erie Bishop Lawrence T. Persico said the only wayto regain the trust of the laity after decades-long claims of sexual abuse bypriests and others at six Pennsylvania dioceses is by deeds and one of thosedeeds may mean getting rid of bishops who hid abusers. During a report on EWTN's evening show, reporter Jason Calviasks him: "Should bishops who knew about or covered up abuse resign?""I think they should," Bishop Persico answered. "I think weneed complete transparency if we're going to get the trust of the people back.We have to be able to demonstrate it."Bishop Persico was the only bishop who met in person withmembers of a grand jury investigating decades-long claims of abuse at sixPennsylvania dioceses. In an explosive report, the grand jury said it identifiedmore than 1,000 who said they were victimized as children by priests and otherchurch workers in the...

Priests' group says it's 'sad, angry, frustrated' by abuse scandals

By Dennis SadowskiWASHINGTON(CNS) -- The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests said its members are "sad ... angry ... frustrated" over continued reports involving fellow priestsand a lack of accountability by bishops."Atevery level, our church is in pain," the 1,200-member organization saidAug. 17.The organizationcited concerns over a Pennsylvania grand jury report that recounts sevendecades of child sex abuse claims throughout six Catholic dioceses in the state, the recent resignationof Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick from the College of Cardinals over allegations he is an abuser, an investigation into alleged improperactivities at a Boston seminary, and clergy abuse in Australia and Chile.Father BobBonnot, chairman of the association's leadership team, told Catholic News Servicethat repeated revelations about improper clergy behavior are "somethingthat has flared up more frequently than any of us wish to remember.""Wesuffer with the Catholic people. While all of us priests and t...

USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace Chairman Issues Statement Following Visit to Nicaragua; Commits to Walking with the Bishops of N...

 WASHINGTON— Following a visit to Nicaragua last week, ArchbishopTimothy Broglio, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Conference Committee onInternational Justice and Peace, issued the following statement today conveyingthe Church in America's support for the Nicaraguan bishops' efforts to work forpeace and justice in Nicaragua. In his statement, ArchbishopBroglio of the Military Services, USA said, "I see the commitment of yourbishops as a sign of God's love" and that the U.S. bishops with the bishops ofNicaragua "walk in the service of truth, of the poor, and of peace."Archbishop Broglio's fullstatement follows: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/latin-america-caribbean/nicaragua/statement-by-archbishop-broglio-on-visit-to-nicaragua-2018-08-17.cfm---Keywords: United States Conference of CatholicBishops, USCCB, Archbishop Broglio, Nicaragua, justice, peace###Media Contact: Judy Keane202-541-3200

Kentucky school example of embracing the different, loving one's neighbor

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler OrsburnBy Tyler OrsburnHENDERSON,Ky. (CNS) -- When it comes to sizable Hispanic populations, Henderson isn't LosAngeles or New York City.Nestledin the western part of the Bluegrass State, the Ohio River faithfully meanders bysmooth fields of corn, soybean and patches of woods. Its most famous resident is naturalist and artist John James Audubon."Comingto Henderson, that's where I learned I was Latino!" Abraham Brown, director ofLatino ministry for Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, jokingly said aboutmoving from the Lone Star State. "Because down there in Texas everybody lookedjust like me, spoke just like me. So, coming here was a challenge at the beginning."Brownmoved to Henderson 15 years ago to work for a denim company. But when itclosed, the Catholic parish, which is part of the Diocese of Owensboro, askedhim to help with the growing Latino community.Nowhe works with Latinos from 13 countries, and has seen the Spanish Mass turnoutincrease from 20 to 30 p...

Citizenship question for 2020 census prompts strong criticism, lawsuits

IMAGE: CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, ReutersBy Steve LarkinWASHINGTON(CNS) -- A U.S. Commerce Department decision that a question aboutcitizenship status be included on the 2020 census has its fair share of critics andhas prompted lawsuits.The criticssay such questions might make people less likely to participate in the census,especially members of immigrant communities."Thefaith community has powerfully spoken up against the unjust, dangerous additionof a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Everyone counts, and faithleaders are organizing to make sure our government recognizes this," said SaraBenitez, the organizing director of Faith in Public Life.TheCensus Bureau set about adding this question in response to a letter from theDepartment of Justice. The DOJ said it wants to ask everyone living in theUnited States whether they are citizens to help it enforce the Voting RightsAct.Congressdelegated to the U.S. Commerce secretary the authority to determine questions tobe asked on t...

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God indeed is my savior; I am confident and unafraid. My strength and my courage is the LORD, and he has been my savior.

Isaiah 12:2

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