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Laicized cardinal, in interview, continues to deny abuse allegations

Theodore McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop of Washington who was laicized last February following a Vatican trial on sexual abuse charges leveled against him, continued to deny he had abused anyone in an August interview with the online journal Slate.
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St. Philip Neri parishioners continue to support outreach begun in their basement

Under the guidance of Leo Zerhusen, HOPE (He Opens Paths to Everyone) For All has turned empty houses into furnished homes and outfitted children for school.
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Catholics denounce attacks against Brazil’s indigenous peoples in Amazon

After denouncing the record number of wildfires in the Amazon in August and the growing deforestation of the region, the Brazilian Catholic Church is pressuring the government to guarantee the safety of several Amazonian indigenous peoples, alerting the authorities of the imminent risk of genocide in northern Brazil.
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St. Maria Goretti dedicates new, higher and drier academic campus

The dedication of a new academic campus for St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School Sept. 3 included a stroll down memory lane, albeit a sometimes soggy one.
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Marking start of WWII, Polish, German bishops urge new peace efforts

Catholic bishops from Poland and Germany have warned that peace and unity are still needed in Europe, 80 years after the start of World War II.
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Archdiocese of Baltimore recognizes teachers of the year

The Archdiocese of Baltimore honored three teachers of the year: Jennifer Karn, Becky Egan Hogg and Kaitlyn Marsh.
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Catholic leaders respond with ‘heavy hearts’ to Texas shooting

Catholic leaders across the United States reacted with sorrow and "heavy hearts" to a mass shooting in west Texas Aug. 31 that authorities said claimed seven lives and wounded 25 others.
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New cardinals: Pope’s choices stress dialogue, care for poor

After the consistory to create new cardinals in early October, Pope Francis will have chosen more than half of the men who will enter the Sistine Chapel to elect his successor.
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Century-old ‘Bishops’ Program’ highlights Labor Day statement

The 1919 "Bishops' Program for Social Reconstruction" was showcased in this year's Labor Day statement to demonstrate how so many of the issues the bishops touched upon a century ago in the wake of World War I's end still resonate in improving the conditions of workers today.
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Bishop Madden to lead Baltimore prayer walk for peace Sept. 4

Bishop Denis J. Madden, urban vicar and auxiliary bishop emeritus of Baltimore, will lead a prayer walk for peace Sept. 4 at St. Edward in Baltimore.
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Pope to create 13 new cardinals in October

Pope Francis announced he will create 13 new cardinals Oct. 5, choosing prelates from 13 different nations as a sign of "the missionary vocation of the church that continues to proclaim the merciful love of God to all men and women of the earth."
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