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FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In the second part of his interview with America’s Vatican correspondent, Cardinal McElroy describes the discussions of Vatican finance and sexual abuse reforms that happened in the cardinals' meeting this week.
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
There is no reason to doubt Bishop Barron’s good intentions. But his conversation with Shia LaBeouf offers another example of the kind of disregard for victims and women that is so often leveled against Catholic leaders.
From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sources
Retired Archbishop Rembert Weakland, O.S.B. of Milwaukee, a leading Catholic intellectual who pushed for social justice and increased power for women in the church before he resigned amid a sexual and financial scandal, has died.
cardinal marc ouellet, prefect of the vatican's dicastery of bishops, wears his vestments in a file photo
Francois Gloutnay - Catholic News Service
A preliminary Vatican investigation into allegations against Cardinal Marc Ouellet concluded there was not sufficient evidence to warrant opening up formal proceedings against the cardinal for sexual assault.
Lingua Ignota performing live at Roadburn Festival in 2019 (Grywnn via Wikimedia Commons)
Arts & CultureIdeas
Erik VanBezooijen
“Sinner Get Ready" by Lingua Ignota is a powerful reminder that our willingness to speak about trauma and listen to those who are surviving is a measure of our willingness to experience the reality of God.
The landmark Catholic basilica of St. John the Baptist in St. Johns, Newfoundland. iStock
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Aloysius Wong
A group of elderly survivors of abuse at Newfoundland’s Mount Cashel Orphanage are finally receiving compensation ordered by a landmark ruling in 2020 that went against the Archdiocese of St. John’s.