Tag: Roman Catholicism

Priest outed via Grindr app highlights rampant data tracking

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When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that...

US churches reckon with traumatic legacy of Native schools

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The discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential schools for Indigenous children in Canada have prompted renewed calls for a reckoning over...

Justices deal blow to outdated claims of child sexual abuse

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania's high court on Wednesday dealt a blow to victims of child sexual abuse who had hoped to revive their otherwise...

US Catholic official resigns over ‘improper behavior’ claim

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NEW YORK — Citing allegations of “possible improper behavior,” the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday announced the resignation of its top administrative...

2 weeks post-surgery, Pope Francis appears at Vatican window

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VATICAN CITY — Two weeks after surgery that removed a portion of his colon, Pope Francis has resumed his traditional Sunday appearance from a...

Lawyer in Vatican abuse trial says no evidence of misconduct

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ROME — The lawyer for a former altar boy accused of sexually abusing a younger boy at the Vatican’s youth seminary asked a Vatican...

COVID-19 takes toll on Catholic clergy in hard-hit countries

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The coronavirus has taken a heavy toll among Roman Catholic priests and nuns around the world, killing hundreds of them in a handful of...

Vatican prosecutor seeks prison for priest in abuse trial

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VATICAN CITY — A prosecutor for the Holy See asked a Vatican court Thursday to convict and sentence an Italian priest for the alleged...

Connecticut diocese files for bankruptcy amid abuse claims

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NORWICH, Conn. — A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut filed for federal bankruptcy protection on Thursday to resolve dozens of lawsuits alleging the abuse...

Not just Catholic men: German candidate pledges diversity

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BERLIN — The leading contender to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany's chancellor pledged Sunday to emphasize diversity during the election campaign and in the...