In homily, Calif. priest says he was abused, hears from dozens of victims

To be a voice for victims of clerical sexual abuse, Father Brendan McGuire realized he had to come to terms with the abuse he suffered at the hands of a priest when he was 18. It was a secret he had held for 35 years.
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Bishop echoes pope: The poor’s plight is ‘the Gospel, pure and simple’

In the bishops' annual Labor Day statement, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, said the recent economic news may not "give an entirely accurate account of the daily lives and struggles of working people, those who are still without work, or the underemployed struggling with low wages."
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American bishops respond to claims made in Archbishop Vigano’s letter

Several American bishops responded quickly upon hearing of the charges leveled by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former Vatican ambassador to the United States, that church leaders -- including Pope Francis -- had been told years ago of the abuse allegations lodged against retired Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick.
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New revelation surfaces about Cardinal McCarrick; editorials take church to task

Editorials in national Catholic publications have taken the U.S. Catholic Church to task for its failure to root out all forms of clergy sexual abuse in the light of allegations made by former seminarians against Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington.
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Work requirements to qualify for government aid: How well does it work?

In January, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that encouraged federal agencies to find ways to expand work requirements as a condition of receiving benefits.
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Movie Review: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

There's plenty of humor and action in the fast-paced sci-fi adventure "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (Disney).
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High court rules against unions in dues case; USCCB had backed labor

By a 5-4 majority, the Supreme Court declared June 27 that one of its rulings from 1977 was "wrongly decided" and overruled it, in a case on whether public-sector unions could continue to make nonmembers pay fair-share fees not related to the unions' lobbying and political efforts.
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Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration's family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
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Abuse allegation against Cardinal McCarrick found credible

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, said June 20 he will no longer exercise any public ministry "in obedience" to the Vatican after an allegation he abused a teenager 47 years ago was found credible.
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Ryan, Brownback, archbishop address National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

"No government has the right to infringe upon a God-given right. No government has the right to do that," Brownback said to applause.
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States bordering Gulf of Mexico rank at, near bottom of new index

An area called the "Gulf South" -- the five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico -- rank at or near the bottom of the JustSouth Index issued by the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans.
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Ken Burns: Christophers ‘generous’ to give him Life Achievement Award

Burns is behind many well-received documentaries over the past 30 years such as "The War", "The Civil War", "Baseball", and "Prohibition."
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