US bishops’ group approves $9 million in anti-poverty funds

Washington D.C., Jun 18, 2013 / 02:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has approved more than $9 million in grants to help alleviate poverty and injustice throughout the United States.Ralph McCloud, director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, said in a June 17 statement that “Catholics should be proud of this opportunity to get involved in making a real difference in the lives of the people in their … [Read more...]

Vatican lawyer not surprised by court’s refusal to hear abuse case

Washington D.C., Jun 18, 2013 / 12:04 am (CNA).- A dismissed request that the International Criminal Court investigate U.S. clergy sex abuse as a crime against humanity misunderstands the nature of the Catholic Church, the Vatican’s U.S. lawyer has said. “It’s no surprise, as the claims against Benedict are based on a fictitious theory of how the Catholic Church works,” said Jeffrey Lena, the Holy See's attorney in the U.S., told CNA June 17. “It’s … [Read more...]


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