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Tom Heneghan - Religion News Service
One cousin has already refused to accept the inheritance; four others have not yet responded. If they are smart, they will turn it down as well.
A child sits against a wall and covers his face with his hands (iStock)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Arthur McCaffrey
Revelations about sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Conference underscore the fact that the modern corporate institution, whether religious or secular, can enable and conceal such abuse.
Priests’ vestments on hangers in a 2018 photo. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
FaithShort Take
Kevin E. McKenna
It is important that safeguards for due process for those accused of sexual abuse be honored, even as we work toward guaranteeing the safety of all members of the church.
illinois attorney general kwame raoul, a bald black man wearing a suit, gestures while speaking in front of a bright blue wall with the seal of illinois in front of him
Politics & SocietyNews
Kathleen Foody - Associated PressMichael Tarm – Associated Press
Illinois’ attorney general released the results of a sweeping investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy on Tuesday; investigators found that 451 clergy sexually abused nearly 2,000 children since 1950.
Carlos Valdez – Associated Press
Pope Francis has sent one of his top sex crimes investigators to Bolivia at a time when the Andean nation is being shaken by an escalating pedophilia scandal involving priests.
aloysius john wears a suit in front of a dark wall and speaks into a microphone. he is a french man of indian descent
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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
The Vatican’s main charitable organization, Caritas Internationalis, is hoping to open a new chapter this week, but the recently ousted head is fighting back, claiming the Vatican engaged in a “brutal power grab” fueled by a “colonialist” attitude.