Pennsylvania prelate says bishops who hid abuse should resign

Erie Bishop Lawrence T. Persico said the only way to regain the trust of the laity after decades-long claims of sexual abuse by priests and others at six Pennsylvania dioceses is by deeds and one of those deeds may mean getting rid of bishops who hid abusers.
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Pennsylvania grand jury says church was interested in hiding abuse

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said that more than 300 priests were linked to abuse claims and over 1,000 victims were identified.
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Abuse letter to Cardinal O’Malley was second priest sent officials

In a June 2015 letter to Boston's Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley obtained by Catholic News Service, a New York priest tells the prelate about "sexual abuse/harassment/intimidation" allegations he had heard concerning then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and asks that if the matter doesn't fall under his purview, to forward it to the "proper agency in the...
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Cardinal O’Malley calls for investigation at Boston seminary

The Archbishop of Boston said in an Aug. 10 statement that he has asked the rector of its main archdiocesan St. John Seminary to go on sabbatical leave immediately and is asking for an investigation of allegations made on social media about activities there "directly contrary to the moral standards and requirements of formation for...
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Bishops end border visit calling for urgent reunification of children

A group of Catholic bishops witness the relief from migrants who had been recently released by authorities but also the more "somber" side of keeping children away from their families.
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Archbishop Lori, bishops across U.S. condemn separation, detention of migrant children

Archbishop William E. Lori joined his brother bishops “and so many others of goodwill in calling on our leaders to cease the current practice of separating children from their mothers..."
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Baltimore Catholic school students join peers in march against gun violence

The formal program opened at noon with the choir from Cardinal Shehan School in Baltimore backing Andra Day and Common on “Rise Up.”
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Trump looks at prototypes for border wall that bishop calls ‘grotesque’

"It is a sad day for our country when we trade the majestic, hope-filled symbolism of the Statue of Liberty for an ineffective and grotesque wall, which both displays and inflames the ethnic and cultural divisions that have long been the underside of our national history," Bishop McElroy said
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Bishop says U.S. prelates unite behind ‘vulnerable’ in immigration battle

WASHINGTON — As the once-feared March 5 deadline came and went, a bishop from the U.S.-Mexico border prayed with young adults in the streets of Washington just before they marched and chanted near the Washington Monument on the day President Donald Trump set as a deadline to end a program that keeps many of them...
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Dozens of Catholics arrested as they call on Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

Many of the arrested included Sisters of Mercy, who recalled the arrival of their religious order to the U.S. and their contributions to the country, and asked that the young adults they called "Dreamers" be allowed to do the same.
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Indigenous leader pleads with Catholics to help in plight of the earth

Kora pleaded with Catholics gathered for the event to help fight for suffering indigenous communities such as the Kanamari, for clean water and air, and for the earth itself.
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Archbishop Lori joins bishops in decrying end of immigration protection for Salvadorans

“I am deeply concerned for the safety of the nearly 200,000 Salvadorans, 20,000 of whom are our neighbors here in Maryland, who are being forced to return to a country that is unsafe and is clearly unable to adequately handle their return," Archcbishop Lori said.
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