Join us as America and American Bible Society host H.E. Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, for an evening discussion on the vision of Pope Francis and the present state and future of the American Catholic Church.
U.S. church reforms adopted in the early 2000s have contributed to a dramatic decline in cases of child abuse by clergy. The San Diego Diocese has not had a confirmed incident of sexual abuse of a minor by any of its priests in the past 20 years, records show.
Among the dozens of priests named in new lawsuits is at least one bishop, the Most Rev. Howard Hubbard, who led the Diocese of Albany from 1977 to 2014. He is accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a 16-year-old in the 1990s.
According to the survey, which was released Aug. 13, 54 percent of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 40 percent believe it should be illegal in most or all cases—numbers essentially unchanged since 2014.
A major expansion of the project will effectively double the number of parishioners whose names will be indexed in the digital archives.
From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sources, Colleen Long - Associated Press, Jill Colvin - Associated Press
President Trump is trying to move the United States toward a system that focuses on immigrants’ skills instead of emphasizing the reunification of families.