Archive of June 14, 2012

Report finds success, urges continued vigilance in sex abuse prevention

Jun 14, 2012 - 04:35 pm .- The Catholic Church in the U.S. has made significant improvements in preventing and addressing clergy sexual abuse and should continue its work to increase transparency, trust and accountability, according to a new report.

Archbishop Lori: labeling Knights of Columbus partisan is an 'injustice'

Jun 14, 2012 - 01:20 pm .- Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore argued that it is an “injustice” to imply that the Knights of Columbus’ support for defending religious freedom creates a sense of partisanship.

Vatican confirms SSPX is being offered Personal Prelature

Jun 14, 2012 - 10:26 am .- The Vatican has confirmed that the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X is being offered the status of a personal prelature as part of a deal to heal the group’s 24-year rift with the Catholic Church.

Experts warn about growing global crisis of religious freedom

Jun 14, 2012 - 10:10 am .- The growing perception of religion as a threat to a free society is leading to persecution of believers around the world, according to speakers at a recent meeting of the U.S. bishops.

Former spy's Congress bid fueled by her Catholic faith

Jun 14, 2012 - 04:09 am .- Leah Campos Schandlbauer, a Catholic mother of four, hopes to represent Arizona in the U.S. Congress, after serving the country for over 10 years as an international agent in the CIA.

Sisters of Mercy doctors say LCWR is injecting politics into dialogue

Jun 14, 2012 - 02:15 am .- Physicians who are also Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma are criticizing the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and its defenders for using an impoverished “language of politics” instead of “the language of faith” in the dialogue with the Catholic hierarchy.

At penitential site, Cardinal Ouellet asks forgiveness for abuse

Jun 14, 2012 - 12:36 am .- At the request of Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Marc Ouellet visited Ireland’s traditional penitential pilgrimage site of Lough Derg to seek God’s forgiveness for priests who sexually abused children in Ireland and everywhere in the Church.

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