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In Court Arguments, State of North Dakota Argues That Heitkamp’s 2012 Election Victory Couldn’t Be Verified

Voters at Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Forks fill out their ballots early Tuesday, June 14, 2016, for the North Dakota primary election. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office is in the process of defending North Dakota’s voter ID laws from a legal challenge. Show More Summary

Most American Catholic Women Want The Church To Have Female Deacons, Poll Finds

American Catholic women are ready to see female deacons preaching from the pulpit. But it's not up to them to decide.

The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

A modern-day defense of a long-ago outrage illustrates the Catholic church's drift toward illiberalism.

Catholic Church Sex Abuse: Pope Francis Feels 'Pain and Shame' for Damage Caused to Children

The pope has come under fire in Chile for promoting a bishop linked to a disgraced preacher who sexually abused children for decades.

CHILE: Pope Francis Apologizes For Pedophile Priests As Police Disburse Protesters With Tear Gas [VIDEO]

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The Associated Press reports: Pope Francis dove head first into the sex abuse scandal that has devastated the Catholic Church’s credibility in Chile, apologizing Tuesday for the “irreparable damage” to victims, but also acknowledging the “pain” of priests who have been held collectively responsible for the crimes of a few. Show More Summary

In trip to Chile, Pope Francis asks for forgiveness amid protests and death threats over clergy sex abuse

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Pope Francis is in Chile this week on something of an apology tour. Chile has historically been a stronghold of the Catholic Church. Nearly half of the population identifies as Catholic. But secularism has made considerable inroads in the South American country lately, thanks in part to a clergy sex abuse scandal that has roiled the faithful. In 2011, after decades […]

Pope acknowledges pain of abuse among victims _ and priests

Pope Francis dove head first into the sex abuse scandal that has devastated the Catholic Church's credibility in Chile, apologizing Tuesday for the "irreparable damage" to victims, but also acknowledging … Click to Continue »

Gone Too Soon: The Real O’Neals

A mashup of “O Holy Night” and Sia’s “The Greatest” sung at a church choir competition by an Irish Catholic The post Gone Too Soon: The Real O’Neals appeared first on Rogues Portal.

Well Said: We may neither change nor desert the Lord because of his wounds

[The Catholic] will understand that all the known or unknown betrayals by the few or many members of the Church, the sordidness of soul, the narrow-mindedness, the cruelty, and all the infidelity that the Church may have had and lived within herself are only the counterpart to the sweat of blood in Gethsemane and of the wounds and blood of the Cross. Show More Summary

Canadian Government Says Catholic Priest Has to Support Abortion to Qualify for Federal Program

An Ottawa Catholic priest had hoped to employ three students this summer to work in the church yard and office. But the Rev. Tim Moyle will not be able to this year unless he complies with the government’s demand that he support abortion for any reason up to birth. Many churches and other groups provide […]

Catholic Church Gives Top Award to Prominent Abortion Activist

Catholics across the world expressed outrage this week after learning that the Vatican honored a Dutch abortion activist with a prestigious award. Lilianne Ploumen, the former minister of foreign trade and development cooperation for the Netherlands, is known for pushing abortion on demand across the world. In 2017, she founded an international abortion campaign in […]

Pope Francis, in Chile, apologizes for sexual abuse by priests

Pope Francis on Tuesday opened his weeklong visit to Chile and Peru with a somber apology for sexual abuse by priests, a scandal that has roiled the Catholic Church. "I cannot help but express the pain and shame, shame that I feel over the irreparable harm caused to children by church ministers,"...

Pope, in Chile, expresses 'pain and shame' over Church sex abuse scandal

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" on Tuesday over a sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Chile, seeking forgiveness for a crisis that has scarred its credibility and left many faithful sceptical of reform.

Pope expresses "pain and shame" over Chile sex abuse scandal

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" over Chile's sexual abuse scandal on Tuesday in his first comments in the country on a crisis that has scarred the Roman Catholic Church's credibility.

Pope Francis Believes Nuclear War Is ‘One Accident’ Away From Happening

Pope Francis gave out a stern warning that the world may soon find itself in the midst of a nuclear war. The head of the Catholic Church was on board the papal plane when he echoed the sentiments of many who believe the word war between...Show More Summary

Venezuela president orders probe of priests for hate speech

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for an investigation into Roman Catholic priests he says have made comments critical of the government. Maduro said in an address Monday that church … Click to Continue »

AP Explains: Catholic Church in Chile weakened by scandal

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — When Pope Francis arrives in Chile's capital Monday, he will find a weakened Roman Catholic Church. As in many Latin American countries, the church in Chile has been losing followers to both evangelical faiths and increasing secularism. Show More Summary

Pope voices nuclear war concerns at he begins Latin America trip

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Pope Francis admitted Monday he was frightened by the prospect of an accidental nuclear apocalypse, as he began a weeklong visit to Chile and Peru to bolster a local Catholic Church riven by sex abuse scandals. The 81-year-old Argentine pontiff will find a very different Chile to the one he first encountered as a student priest in the 1960s. Show More Summary

A Creepy Sex Cult Scandal and Firebombed Churches Greet Pope Francis In Latin America

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Dealing with a Catholic organization that allegedly tortured children may be the easiest of Pope Francis’ challenges as he visits Chile and Peru this week.

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