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  • New Jersey bishops finalizing plans to compensate sex abuse victims
    on December 16, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Newark, N.J., Dec 15, 2018 / 05:42 pm (CNA).- In the wake of sex abuse allegations against a former cardinal, the Catholic bishops of New Jersey have announced the creation of a fund to compensate victims of clergy sex abuse, while details of similar funds in Pennsylvania are also being finalized. The New Jersey program aims to compensate “eligible victims of child sexual abuse including […]

  • What it's like to assist at Mass with the pope
    on December 15, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Vatican City, Dec 15, 2018 / 03:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- What is it like to stand “shoulder-to-shoulder” with Pope Francis during the celebration of the Mass? Fr. Michael Baggot told CNA that for him, “it was an opportunity to live this common priesthood, to share in the one priesthood of Christ with the Vicar of Christ and with so many of my brother priests from around the […]

  • Why organized labor is (still) a Catholic cause
    on December 15, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Washington D.C., Dec 15, 2018 / 04:49 am (CNA).- At a time when labor unions are weak, Catholics still have a place in the labor movement, said a priest who emphasized the Church’s historic efforts to teach the rights of labor and train workers to organize. “On the local and state level, Catholics are a major part of the labor movement. They took to heart our Catholic social […]

  • Pennsylvania AG files challenge to new federal religious freedom rules
    on December 15, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Harrisburg, Pa., Dec 14, 2018 / 09:01 pm (CNA).- New rules are set to ensure strong religious exemptions to federal mandates requiring employer health care plans to provide birth control coverage, but Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s legal challenge could derail them. “Families rely on the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee to afford care,” Shapiro said Dec. 14. […]

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