- Aug 10, 2020
Through a statement released on Thursday, Opus Dei publicly acknowledged the first sentence issued by the Vatican against one of its priests for sexual abuse.
“I want for it to be publicly acknowledged: I didn’t lie, I’m not a crazy man who did this out of hatred of the Work,” the victim told Crux.
“For many of those patients, we were their families: we gave them words of comfort; dried their tears; relied on to them messages from their loved ones,” said a doctor from Spain.
With restrictions beginning to lift in many parts of the world hit by the COVID-19 coronavirus, in many of these places religious orders will be on the front lines of the recovery process, from education to healthcare to assisting the poor.
Pat Cipollone doesn’t seem like Donald Trump’s kind of fixer. But the president has turned to Cipollone, his White House counsel, when it matters most — to lead his defense in his impeachment trial.
Since the beginning of his pontificate, one of the things Pope Francis has advocated for most vocally is a less clerical Church with a greater involvement of laypeople. In this spirit, a Rome conference has higlighted the increasing number of laypeople being put forward for sainthood, focusing on six concrete examples.