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Cardinal Wuerl lays out plan for lay involvement in bishops' accountability

Cardinal Wuerl lays out plan for lay involvement in bishops’ accountability

Cardinal Donald Wuerl has laid out his vision for lay participation in new oversight structures as part of the ongoing response to recent scandals in the Church in the United States. He is one of several bishops pressing for collaboration between laity and bishops to ensure accountability in the Church hierarchy.
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'Mountaintop Mass' celebrated to honor Fr. McGivney draws 1,000

‘Mountaintop Mass’ celebrated to honor Fr. McGivney draws 1,000

More than 1,000 people gathered in the rain on top of Holy Land USA as Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of Hartford celebrated Mass to honor Fr. Michael McGivney, a candidate for sainthood, founder of the Knights of Columbus and a native of Waterbury.
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Nun in Mexico celebrates 75th anniversary of her first profession

Nun in Mexico celebrates 75th anniversary of her first profession

Sr. Emma of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 97, celebrated last month her “diamond anniversary” of consecration to Christ.
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Cardinal O'Malley calls for investigation at Boston seminary

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 the Catholic priesthood."
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Fight scandal by giving witness to the Gospel, pope tells young people

Fight scandal by giving witness to the Gospel, pope tells young people

Members of the Catholic Church sin and give scandal, it's true, Pope Francis said, but it is up to each Catholic to live the faith as authentically as possible and witness to the world the love of Jesus.
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