- Jun 6, 2020
A UN committee asked the Italian government to create an inquiry to examine all cases of sexual abuse of children by religious personnel of the Catholic Church.
A growing number of churches will be used for profane purposes in the future, as secularism gains ground in western countries. A conference in Rome tackled the challenges and possibilities this might entail.
As the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops enters its second week, differences have emerged over how much emphasis to give the Church’s clerical sexual abuse scandals.
Bishops must remember, particularly when under attack, that their role is to pray, be humble in knowing God chose them and remain close to the people, Pope Francis said in his morning homily.
Two weeks after Pope Francis’s papacy was thrown into crisis by accusations that he covered up sexual misconduct by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Francis has refused to respond, his accuser has changed his story and a host of new characters have entered the fray.
Pope Francis said Monday that to division and scandal the answer should be silence and prayer; and asked the Lord for the grace to discern when it is better to speak or to remain quiet.