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  • Mexico quake leaves country’s historic churches battered

    Mexico quake leaves country’s historic churches battered

    On the first Sunday since the earthquake, priests in Mexico no longer able to say Mass inside collapsing churches instead held services outside paying homage to victims and survivors. The damage to churches is affecting communities, since the buildings serve as pillars of strength in times of distress.

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  • Barbara Blaine, founder of abuse victims group SNAP, dies

    Barbara Blaine, founder of abuse victims group SNAP, dies

    Barbara Blaine, the founder and former president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, has died. She was 61. The organization known as “SNAP” announced on its Facebook page that Blaine died Sunday following a cardiac event. Blaine had resigned in February after a former employee sued the group, claiming she was fired after asking superiors whether the organization was referring potential clients to attorneys in return for donations.

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  • Pope’s advisers on sex abuse also take up children of priests

    Pope’s advisers on sex abuse also take up children of priests

    Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors told The Associated Press on Sunday that a working group is looking into developing guidelines that can be used by dioceses around the world to ensure that children born to priests are adequately cared for, after Irish bishops published guidelines earlier this year that focused on ensuring the well-being of the child and the mother.

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