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UC-Riverside professor to lead $550,000 study of sexual abuse within different religious traditions

An associate professor at the University of California, Riverside, will lead a team of researchers in a five-year study of sexual abuse across a variety of religious traditions and communities. Amanda Lucia, who teaches in UC Riverside’s Department of

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2019-08-08T08:35:29-07:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: World|Tags: |5 Comments

Retired bishop says Vatican-China agreement is good deal for the Church

Even at 85 years old, retired Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius C. Wang tries to visit China at least once a year and keep up on developments in the Catholic Church there.  The Beijing-born former auxiliary bishop of San Francisco told

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2019-06-27T18:41:22-07:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: World|Tags: |10 Comments

Should priests accused of abuse be denied public funerals?

This idea that a person’s funeral reflects their status in life is pretty much a given throughout the world. The last huge funeral we experienced in Britain was that of the Queen Mother in April 2002: the pageantry was extraordinary, reflecting, one

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2018-12-11T15:01:22-07:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Spirituality and Faith, World|Tags: , |8 Comments

Tijuana archbishop urges solidarity with Central American migrants

Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón of Tijuana encouraged the faithful in his homily on November 25 to share “from our poverty” with the Central American migrants arriving in the city. Thousands of Central American migrants have reached Tijuana in their attempt

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2018-12-11T15:03:50-07:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Immigration, World|Tags: , , |6 Comments

A slap in the face to millions of Catholics?

Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng called the Vatican’s pact with China over the selection of bishops “preposterous” in a sharp critique of the Sino-Vatican agreement published Monday. The September agreement is “a slap in the face to millions of

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2018-12-11T15:04:18-07:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Religious Freedom, World|Tags: , |17 Comments