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Does the Pa. grand jury report mean changes for statutes of limitations?

Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug 17, 2018 / 04:23 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Following a major grand jury report on past sexual abuse in six Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania, discussions continue over whether and how to change the state's legal limits on prosecution and civil lawsuits for sex abuse.

Dan Burke appointed president, COO of EWTN News 

Irondale, Ala., Aug 17, 2018 / 04:20 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- EWTN Global Catholic Network announced Friday that Daniel Burke has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc. Burke has been serving as Executive Director of EWTN's National Catholic Register.

US bishops express anguish over abuse reports, encourage change in Church

Washington D.C., Aug 17, 2018 / 04:12 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After a grand jury found thousands of alleged instances of sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Catholic dioceses, numerous U.S. bishops have called for renewal and change in face of these heartbreaking events.

Investigation launched into sexual harassment claims at Philadelphia seminary

Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 17, 2018 / 01:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Bishop Timothy Senior, auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia, has announced that the archdiocese is investigating a claim of sexual harassment made by a former student at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Cardinal Burke: We face a grave crisis, touching the heart of the Church

Washington D.C., Aug 16, 2018 / 07:31 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal Raymond Burke said Thursday that the Catholic Church is facing "a very grave crisis" due to the "grievous failure" on the part of certain bishops and that "a serious loss of confidence in our shepherds" needs to be restored after sexual abuse scandals in the United States.

Combat racism with a childlike spirit, Springfield priest says

Springfield, Ill., Aug 16, 2018 / 01:45 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A Mass in the Diocese of Springfield, Ill commemorated the anniversary of racially-motivated riots that destroyed black-owned business and homes in the city, and left at least 13 people dead during a three-day period in 1908. A priest of the diocese encouraged Catholics to counteract hatred with the spirit of universal brotherhood and childlike love.

What did Wuerl know about alleged abuser- and how did he respond?

Washington D.C., Aug 15, 2018 / 05:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal Donald Wuerl and the Diocese of Pittsburgh say that when the former Pittsburgh bishop approved the transfer of a priest accused of serial sexual abuse, he was unaware of the allegations made against the priest. The transfer is described in the Aug. 14 report issued by a Pennsylvania grand jury charged with investing clerical sexual abuse in six Catholic dioceses.

Benedict XVI Institute At San Quentin

San Francisco, Calif., Aug 15, 2018 / 02:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- When the Benedict XVI Institute in San Francisco formed a choir to teach Gregorian chant and sacred music to interested parishes, they landed the most unlikely of first gigs – a concert at San Quentin State Prison.

Colorado baker back in court for declining gender transition cake

Denver, Colo., Aug 15, 2018 / 02:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Less than three months after winning a Supreme Court case backing his religious freedom of expression, Colorado Christian cake artist Jack Phillips is finding himself at the center of yet another cake and faith-based battle.

The history of the Assumption – and why it's a Holy Day of Obligation

Washington D.C., Aug 15, 2018 / 01:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Today, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into Heaven. But while the feast day is a relatively new one, the history of the holiday – and the mystery behind it – has its roots in the earliest centuries of Christian belief.