• Outspoken clergy abuse survivor found hanged at home

    Outspoken clergy abuse survivor found hanged at home

    • Jul 5, 2016

    A 46-year-old man who went public in 2003 with charges of sexual abuse by a priest in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was found hanged in his home on Friday, with his lawyer saying, “The demons he’s been dealing with since he was molested finally won out.”

  • How and why refugees come to the US

    How and why refugees come to the US

    • Jul 4, 2016

    In order to obtain refugee status, people have to go through extensive processes, including fleeing from the country in conflict, registering as a refugee with the United Nations, waiting — sometimes for years — to be approved, and undergoing the resettlement process amid confusion and anxiety.

  • Pope appoints successor to Germany’s ‘bling bishop’

    Pope appoints successor to Germany’s ‘bling bishop’

    • Jul 1, 2016

    Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst was suspended from leadership of the Diocese of Limburg in 2014 after an uproar over a costly construction tab for a new residence, and now Pope Francis has appointed a permanent replacement.