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FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The decision comes at a time when Cardinal Ouellet is pursuing a defamation case against a Canadian woman church worker, who had accused him of unwanted sexual touching.
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The pope and Cardinal McElroy both made statements this week on L.G.B.T. issues, which have until recently not been discussed by church officials.
dolores leckey is seated wearing a black shirt and a necklace on a white couch with books behind her
FaithFaith
OSV News
Dolores R. Leckey, who was founding director of the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat for the Laity in 1977 and at the time one of the highest ranking women in the U.S. Catholic Church, died peacefully of natural causes Jan. 17 in her home in Arlington.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
In his many articles for America over the years (his first appeared in 1968), Archbishop John Quinn tackled issues ranging from synodality to sex abuse to the priest shortage to abortion. Do those sound familiar today?
FaithVantage Point
John R. Quinn
The archbishop of San Francisco writes on the immorality and legal dangers of abortion in 1989.
theodore mccarrick walks, hunched over, wearing a mask next to a young woman also wearing a mask. they are outside
Politics & SocietyNews
Damien Fisher - OSV News
As Theodore McCarrick faces criminal charges for allegedly sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy, the disgraced former cardinal’s legal defense team is now claiming he is in steep mental and physical decline and therefore not able to stand trial.