Daily Archives: March 20, 2010

On eve of health care vote, bishops weigh in

On Saturday evening the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release: Bishops to House of Representatives: Fix Flaws or Vote No on Health Reform Bill WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops urged the House of Representatives to fix flaws in … Continue reading

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In letter, pope apologizes to Irish abuse victims

VATICAN CITY — In a letter to Irish Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI personally apologized to victims of priestly sexual abuse and announced new steps to heal the wounds of the scandal, including a Vatican investigation and a year of penitential … Continue reading

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Excerpts from the pope’s letter on sexual abuse

VATICAN CITY — In his letter to Irish Catholics, Pope Benedict apologized to victims of sexual abuse, urged abusive priests to admit their crimes and criticized bishops for “inadequate” handling of abuse allegations. The full text is here on a … Continue reading

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