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Category: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

USCCB issues annual audit on compliance with charter by dioceses, eparchies

The U.S. bishops’ annual report on compliance with the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” shows that 2,930 victim survivors came forward with 3,103 allegations during the audit year of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

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Priest who is survivor says church still needs ‘lamentation’ for abuse

As the Catholic Church in the United States marks two decades since the U.S. bishops adopted a document establishing policies to deal with allegations of sexual abuse of children by clergy, Jesuit Father Jerry McGlone worries about the psychological responses the event could trigger.

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As charter turns 20, trust in bishops is slow to return, cardinal says

The nation’s Catholic bishops have made progress in regaining the trust of the laity since approving a groundbreaking document in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis two decades ago.

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‘Alive’ film captures life-changing graces of the Eucharist

Just in time for the start of a three-year National Eucharistic Revival, a film about four people’s life-changing experiences through adoration of the Eucharist will be in select theaters across the country, including the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Bishop praises U.S. stance toward Cuba, lauds family reunification efforts

The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace praised a May 16 statement announcing the lifting of restrictions against Cuba by the Biden administration, particularly those measures that will help family reunification.

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Officials condemn violence, threats after high court leak on abortion case

Biden administration officials issued a statement against violence May 9 following protests outside the homes of two Supreme Court justices in the Washington area as well as a spate of vandalism and disruptions targeting locales of groups that oppose abortion. Some of them include Catholic churches.

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