June 10, 2015

Pope OKs plan to investigate, judge bishops who fail to act on abuse

Pope Francis has approved new procedures for the Vatican to investigate and judge claims of “abuse of office” by bishops who allegedly failed to protect minors and vulnerable adults from sex abuse.
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Argentine bishop travels to Baltimore to support brother priest

Bishop Luis Alberto Fernández Alara of the Diocese of Rafaela in Argentina traveled to Baltimore recently to visit a priest battling cancer.
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In pastors’ absence, Essex parish finds creative solutions during clergy shortage

After undergoing an amputation of his leg from the knee down, Monsignor Hartnett finds support from brother priests and lay people.
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Baltimore Archdiocese posts $8.6 million operating surplus for fiscal 2014

The Archdiocese of Baltimore finished fiscal year 2014 with an operating surplus of revenue over expenses of nearly $8.6 million. After acknowledging investment income, the surplus rises to $12.3 million, according to a report distributed by the archdiocese in early June.
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Pope pushes Putin to work for peace in eastern Ukraine

When Pope Francis met Russian President Vladimir Putin June 10, the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine was the principal topic of their conversation.
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