Vatican in ‘Shame and Sorrow’ Over Abuses in Pennsylvania

The Vatican expressed “shame and sorrow” Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state, calling the abuse “criminally and morally reprehensible” and saying Pope Francis wants to eradicate “this tragic horror.”

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Fifth Circuit Rules for Bishops in Dispute With Abortion Clinics

The Fifth Circuit on Monday stayed a lower court’s order requiring a group of Roman Catholic bishops in Texas to hand over their emails and other private documents to abortion providers, in a dispute over a state rule that forces women to bury the remains of their miscarried or aborted fetuses.

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