- Sep 28, 2020
Louisiana’s Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s law on reporting child abuse, which requires health workers, teachers, clergy and others to report evidence of child abuse to authorities, does not oblige priests to violate the sanctity of a sacramental confession.
A former top official for the scandal-plagued Legion of Christ sexually abused a teenage boy in the early 1990s, according to a lawsuit filed this week, while the official, Father Luis Garza, has denied the allegations and vowed to cooperate fully in any investigation.
In a joint statement on Tuesday, the bishops’ conference of Argentina and the Vatican announced that a project of digitizing all Church records in the country related to people who disappeared under the country’s military regime, personally requested by Pope Francis, is complete.
In a document issued on Tuesday by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican has decreed that although burial remains preferable to cremation, the latter is acceptable bu the remains may not be scattered, divvied up or kept at home.
A federal judge has again postponed the child pornography sentencing of a former Navy chaplain and Catholic priest who was convicted of sexually assaulting a Naval Academy midshipman years ago, after his attorneys complained prosecutors are seeking a harsher sentence than planned.
Polish women again donned black and took to the streets on Sunday, launching another round of protests against efforts by the nation’s conservative leaders, bolstered by Poland’s Catholic traditions, to tighten an already restrictive abortion law.