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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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Bishops to consider 10-point plan to acknowledge ‘episcopal commitments’

The U.S. bishops are set to vote on a 10-point statement, "Affirming Our Episcopal Commitments," in which the bishops hope to regain "the trust of the people of God."
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Nuncio’s message to bishops: ‘Unity prevails over conflict’

Recalling "there were some expressions of 'dissent'" by some U.S. bishops when the bishops met last November over the Vatican's request that they postpone voting on agenda items related to the reemergent clergy sexual abuse crisis, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Vatican's nuncio to the United States, reminded them that "unity prevails over conflict."
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Dutch priest critical of ‘euthanasia death’ reports of teen

A senior Dutch priest criticized media reports on the death of a teenager experiencing depression, accusing foreign media of "sensationalizing euthanasia" in his country.
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New York court says archbishop’s remains must be transferred to Peoria

The Peoria Diocese said Bishop Daniel R. Jenky "is overjoyed and elated" that the remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be coming home to the diocese following a ruling by the state of New York's highest court.
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Gender ideology is opposed to faith, reason, Vatican office says

Catholic schools must help parents teach young people that biological sex and gender are naturally fixed at birth and part of God's plan for creation, said the Congregation for Catholic Education.
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Bishops urged to pass ‘effective’ policies on accountability, transparency

When the bishops gather in Baltimore starting June 11, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City, Missouri, said he's "hopeful we will have some progress made in moving the football" on the church's response to the abuse crisis by approving several proposals to hold the bishops accountable.
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Holy Spirit ‘brings order to our frenzy,’ pope says

In a world of conflict and division and a culture of insult, people need to live filled with the Holy Spirit, who is the only one capable of bringing harmony and unity to diversity, Pope Francis said.
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Archbishop Lori addresses preliminary report on Bishop Michael Bransfield

Archbishop William E. Lori addresses the release of a preliminary report following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and financial improprieties against Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, former bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va.
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‘Good help:’ Mission remains unchanged for Sisters of Bon Secours

After 100 years of service to West Baltimore through Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital, the “good help” of the Sisters of Bon Secours is moving in a new direction.
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Baltimore Archdiocese parishioners asked to support Mill closure fund

Archbishop William E. Lori is asking parishioners in the Archdiocese of Baltimore to make financial contributions to the families impacted by the closure of a paper mill in southwestern Allegany County.
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