Pope Francis will brave Rome’s summer heat

Vatican City, Jun 6, 2013 / 09:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Breaking with the practice of his predecessors, Pope Francis will not take a long summer vacation and will stay in Rome, just making short trips to Castel Gandolfo. In two announcements issued by the Vatican on June 6th, the Pontifical Household shed light on the Pope’s summer plans. Though he will make at least a one-day visit to Castel Gandolfo, the pontifical residence 15 miles outside of Rome, Pope Francis will continue … [Read more...]

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Expert says Church’s abuse prevention should differ for each culture

Rome, Italy, Jun 6, 2013 / 06:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An expert on dealing with sexual abuse cases within the Church says prevention guidelines being developed with Vatican oversight should vary from country to country. “We’ve realized learning habits and how people respond to some questionnaires and comply to rules varies from country to country,” said Father Hans Zollner, a German Jesuit who heads the Gregorian University’s Centre for Child Protection. “It … [Read more...]

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Despite lawsuit, Ohio archdiocese keeps teacher morality clause

Cincinnati, Ohio, Jun 6, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Although the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has been ordered to pay $171,000 to a school teacher fired for undergoing artificial insemination, a spokesman says it has no intention to end morality requirements. “For the archdiocese, this case has always been about an employee violating a legally enforceable contract that she signed,” communications director Dan Andriacco said June 5. “We also believe that we have a … [Read more...]

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Unknown dead buried with reverence at Catholic cemetery

Denver, Colo., Jun 6, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA).- At the Archdiocese of Denver's Mount Olivet Cemetery, no person is buried without prayers being said over them – even those whose identities are a mystery. “Sometimes we don't even know the person’s name; they could come to us as a John Doe,” Lloyd Swint, assistant director of Cemeteries and Mortuaries for the Denver archdiocese, told CNA June 4. “We’ll offer prayers for the repose of their souls, for … [Read more...]

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US dioceses prepare for second Fortnight for Freedom

Washington D.C., Jun 5, 2013 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Dioceses across the country are preparing for the upcoming Fortnight for Freedom – now in its second year – by organizing a variety of prayer and educational activities with a religious liberty theme.The purpose of the Fortnight for Freedom is “to educate people about the nature of religious freedom (and) to point out intrusions against religious liberty,” said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore in a video … [Read more...]

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Mass. bishop asks forgiveness after drunk driving charge dropped

Worcester, Mass., Jun 5, 2013 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- Bishop Robert J. McManus of Worcester, Mass., has again apologized following an agreement with a Rhode Island court to dismiss a drunk driving charge against him.“I have been committed to making amends and accepting the consequences of my actions. I am grateful that the legal process has been concluded,” Bishop McManus said June 4. “I continue to ask forgiveness from all the good people I serve, as well as my family and … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Chaput prays for building collapse victims

Philadelphia, Pa., Jun 5, 2013 / 03:18 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia offered his prayers to those affected by a building collapse on the morning of June 5, which left one woman dead and over a dozen injured. The incident happened when a building at 22nd and Market Streets in Philadelphia scheduled for demolition collapsed onto an adjacent thrift store. Officials do not suspect foul play. “My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the building … [Read more...]

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