December 20, 2018

Illinois attorney general releases report on clergy sex abuse

A preliminary report released Dec. 19 by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan shows clergy sexual abuse of minors in the state to be "significantly more extensive" than what the state's dioceses had previously reported, it said.
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Names and Numbers: Schools, families reach out

The year’s final installment of Names and Numbers features outreaches from schools and families, and a successful farewell for a brother coaching duo.
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Christian Brother removed from Calvert Hall ministry

Calvert Hall College High School in Towson informed its school community Dec. 18 of the removal of Christian Brother David Trichtinger from active ministry, pending the results of an investigation that he had inappropriate behavior with a minor in the 1980s at a school in the Pittsburgh area.
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Lay leaders of the 2018 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal honored

In late November, Archbishop William E. Lori welcomed Ralph and Christine Arnold, and Dave and Kristen Kinkopf to his residence for a thank-you dinner in recognition of their service as 2018 Co-Chairs for the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Thursday, Third Week of Advent

Let us not underestimate how many are awaiting our word of consent. So many who are waiting to hear the Good News of salvation. So many who are waiting to be reconciled to God and to the Church. So many who await a word of compassion and the restoration of their dignity. So many who await a word of...
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Pope: God’s Christmas wish isn’t buying-frenzy, feast, but gift of self

Christmas will not be authentic if people get caught up in a frenzy of shopping, presents and meals, all while ignoring the poor and forgetting who the celebration is really all about, Pope Francis said.
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