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Movie Review: ‘Late Night’

The decidedly improbable and scattershot comedic elements of "Late Night" (Amazon) give the film the look of something that had its dents hammered out in the editing room.
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Protocol approved on restrictions on bishops facing claim of abuse

The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a measure that would enable bishops to apply restrictions in the life and ministry of retired bishops accused of sexual abuse or who failed to take necessary measures to prevent abuse.
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Bishops pass 10-point plan to acknowledge ‘episcopal commitments’

The U.S. bishops approved a 10-point statement, "Affirming Our Episcopal Commitments," June 13 during their general meeting in Baltimore in which the bishops hope to regain "the trust of the people of God."
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Bishops approve third-party reporting system; to be in place by May 31

A nationwide third-party system for receiving confidential reports of "certain complaints" against bishops took a step closer to being implemented during the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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Bishops Parker and Wack call for more transparency and lay involvement in Facebook Live event

Transparency and honesty are key elements of restoring the trust of the laity, especially young people, according to two bishops who participated in a Facebook Live event sponsored June 11 by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during its spring general assembly.
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Catholic Church should focus on getting ‘nones’ back, Bishop Barron says

Although the U.S. bishops' spring assembly in Baltimore was mostly devoted to responding to the sexual abuse crisis in the church, the bishops also considered something described as the second-most important issue currently facing U.S. church leaders: How to get religiously unaffiliated, or "nones," particularly young people, back to the Catholic Church.
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Bishops urged to do more for immigrants, spiritually and otherwise

Catholic bishops urged their fellow prelates to do more to support the suffering of immigrant families, to be with them spiritually as pastors and to voice support for legal measures to help them.
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Cardinal DiNardo calls bishops to be trustworthy like Barnabas

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo focused on the feast of St. Barnabas in his homily June 11 during a Mass at the end of the first day of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' spring meeting.
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Pope advances sainthood causes for U.S. African-American priest, Spanish martyrs

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, who was the first African American diocesan priest in the United States and founder of the first black Catholic parish in Chicago.
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Bishops may revise U.S. catechism to update capital punishment stance

During their June 11-13 meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops are looking at what the U.S. church teaches its adult members about the death penalty and they will vote about adding a revised passage to the U.S. Catechism for Adults about this.
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Archbishop Lori: Aspects of episcopal accountability already in place in Baltimore

As the U.S. bishops gathered in Baltimore June 11 for their spring meeting, holding bishops accountable for their own conduct and their actions or inaction in handling clergy sexual abuse of minors was the focus of the morning presentations.
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Bishops to vote on implementing pope’s ‘motu proprio’ on addressing abuse

The U.S. bishops are scheduled to vote on a plan to implement the "motu proprio" "Vos Estis Lux Mundi" ("You are the light of the world") issued in May by Pope Francis to help the Catholic Church safeguard its members from abuse and hold its leaders accountable.
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