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  • Advice for baby bishops school: Get out to lunch and dinner!

    Advice for baby bishops school: Get out to lunch and dinner!

    • Sep 9, 2017

    Auxiliary Bishop Richard Umbers of Sydney, Australia, took part in the Vatican’s “baby bishops’ school” last year, and he’s got some “nutty” advice for this year’s class: “Make sure you organize a few lunches and dinners along the way. Make sure you make time to get to know some of those bishops in a more intimate setting. Build friendships there.”

  • Friends and foes of Cardinal Pell weigh in on charges of abuse

    • Jun 29, 2017

    As news breaks around the world that Australian Cardinal George Pell, head of the Vatican’s Secretary for the Economy, has been charged criminally with historical sexual offenses, reactions have poured in from around the globe. Pell’s accusers say they’re elated, even as their attorney tries to dampen their expectations, while longtime Pell friends are emphasizing his decency and integrity.

  • Abuse survivor wants papal panel to push back on Vatican resistance

    Abuse survivor wants papal panel to push back on Vatican resistance

    • May 16, 2017

    On Saturday, Pope Francis called Marie Collins, an abuse survivor who recently quit his Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors citing Vatican resistance to reform, a “great woman” and said she’s “right on some things.” In a Crux interview, Collins expressed gratitude but also said that the Church still needs uniform global standards and a way to hold bishops accountable.

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