Dan Burke appointed president, COO of EWTN News 

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Irondale, Ala., Aug 17, 2018 / 03:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- EWTN Global Catholic Network announced Friday that Daniel Burke has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc. Burke has been until now Executive Director of EWTN’s National Catholic Register. The appointment is effective immediately. In his new role, Burke will oversee […]

US bishops express anguish over abuse reports, encourage change in Church

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Washington D.C., Aug 17, 2018 / 03:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a grand jury found thousands of alleged instances of sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Catholic dioceses, numerous U.S. bishops have called for renewal and change in face of these heartbreaking events. Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of U.S. Conference of […]

Investigation launched into sexual harassment claims at Philadelphia seminary

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Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 17, 2018 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Timothy Senior, auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia, has announced that the archdiocese is investigating a claim of sexual harassment made by a former student at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. In a letter sent this week to the priests and deacons of the archdiocese, the bishop […]

After welcoming pro-lifers, Missouri Democrats quickly backtrack

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Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 17, 2018 / 11:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Missouri Democratic leaders have voted to remove language acknowledging different views of abortion from their party platform, drawing criticism from pro-life Democrats who say they deserve to be recognized and the move could harm the party’s prospects this November. Kristen Day, president of Democrats […]

Rooting Out Horror

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By Zenit Team Vatican on PA Grand Jury Report: ‘Condemns Abuses Unequivocally’, ‘Criminally, Morally Reprehensible,’ Church Wants to Listen to Victims ‘to Root Out Tragic Horror’ Destroying Lives of Innocent ‘Victims should know that the Pope is on their side’ Letter to the Archdiocese of Denver on the Abuse Crisis, by Archbishop Aquila ‘At its […]

Appeals court protects Texas bishops’ communications in abortion case

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Austin, Texas, Aug 17, 2018 / 10:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The privacy and religious freedom of Texas bishops and other religious groups was upheld by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, after the bishops’ internal communications were subpoenaed by an abortion group. In the 2016 case Whole Woman’s Health v. […]

Ireland: Statistics of the Church as Pope Francis Prepares to Visit

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By ZENIT Staff Statistics of the Catholic Church in Ireland as of 31 December 2016 (from the Central Office for Church Statistics) Table 1 – Population and ecclesiastical structure Table 2 – People engaged in activities of the apostolate Table 3 – Indicators of pastoral workload Table 4 – Priestly Vocations Table 5 – Educational […]

Vatican on PA Grand Jury Report: ‘Condemns Abuses Unequivocally’, ‘Criminally, Morally Reprehensible,’ Church Wants to Listen to Victims ‘to Root Out Tragic Horror’ Destroying Lives of Innocent

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By Jim Fair and Deborah Castellano Lubov The Holy See ‘condemns unequivocally’ sexual abuse of minors … the Church is determined to listen to victims ‘to root out this tragic horror that destroys the lives of the innocent’ … Victims, the Pope is on your side… This was at the heart of the Vatican’s August […]