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Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

FILE – In this Monday, April 18, 2005 file photo, U.S. Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick attends a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. On Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 the Vatican announced Pope Francis defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, files) VATICAN ...

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US Catholic bishops to pray over clergy sexual abuse scandal

A sign outside the Mundelein Seminary asks the faithful to pray for U.S. based Roman Catholic bishops gathering there for a weeklong prayer retreat, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Mundelein, Ill. The bishops are gathering to reflect on the church sexual abuse scandal ahead of a summit of the world’s bishops next month at the Vatican aimed at forging a ...

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Cardinal meeting with Pope accused of ignoring abuse

This undated photo provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office shows Father Manuel LaRosa-Lopez. LaRosa-Lopez, was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, by police in Conroe, Texas and is accused of fondling two people when they were teenagers and he was a priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe. He is charged with four counts of indecency with a child. ...

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For black women at church, it's more than the Aretha eulogy

FILE – In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, the Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., delivers the eulogy during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit. The controversial eulogy laid bare before the world what some black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. (AP Photo/Paul ...

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Nebraska Catholic diocese rocked by old abuse allegations

LINCOLN, Neb. –  For more than a decade, a conservative Catholic diocese in Nebraska was the only church in the U.S. that refused to participate in annual reviews of sexual misconduct that were a key reform enacted in the wake of the 2002 Boston clergy abuse scandal. As a new wave of abuse scandals rock the Roman Catholic church, critics ...

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Trump hosts evangelical leaders at the White House

WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump says the government’s “attacks on communities of faith” are over as he hosts a dinner celebrating evangelical Christian leaders at the White House. Trump says the government in recent years has tried to undermine religious freedom, but those days are over. He’s pointing to efforts by his administration to secure the release of imprisoned pastors ...

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American bishop who preached at royal wedding has surgery

NEW YORK –  The American clergyman who preached about the power of love at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has undergone surgery for prostate cancer. An Episcopal Church spokeswoman says the surgery was performed Tuesday on the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry. The 65-year-old Curry announced his cancer diagnosis last week and said he planned to have ...

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Mormons grapple with race decades after ban on black leaders

SALT LAKE CITY –  The Mormon church on Friday celebrated the 40th anniversary of reversing its ban on black people serving in the lay priesthood, going on missions or getting married in temples, rekindling debate about one of the faith’s most sensitive topics. The number of black Mormons has grown but still only accounts for an estimated 6 percent of ...

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