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More than 230 professors of Catholic theology have signed a statement protesting the Vatican’s recent pronouncement that priests cannot bless same-sex unions, adding to dissent over the document.
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The Buffalo diocese sought bankruptcy protection in February, citing hundreds of lawsuits filed against it since August 2019 over its handling of sexual abuse allegations.
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Local health authorities put the the entire monastery under quarantine late last week after the first cases of coronavirus were discovered there.
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The Vatican has imposed sanctions on a prominent Polish cardinal, retired Archbishop Henryk Gulbinowicz, after he was accused of sexually abusing a seminarian and of covering up abuse in another case.
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The University of Notre Dame's president, the Rev. John Jenkins, announced Friday he tested positive for the coronavirus less than a week after he attended a White House event without wearing a mask.
Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of Lafayette, Ind., speaks from the floor in November 2018 during the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) 
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"The suspension offers the Bishop an opportunity for pastoral discernment for the good of the diocese and for the good of Father Rothrock.”
In this Nov. 22, 2009 file photo, Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin speaks to a reporter in Riverside, R.I. Tobin, Rhode Island's Roman Catholic bishop is facing backlash after tweeting Saturday, June 1, 2019 that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ Pride Month events. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)
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Bishop Thomas Tobin sparked a backlash when he tweeted, “A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ 'Pride Month' events held in June.”
Protestors gather outside the Senate Chamber prior to a vote on the death penalty at the State House in Concord, N.H., Thursday, May 30, 2019. New Hampshire, which hasn't executed anyone in 80 years and has only one inmate on death row, on Thursday became the latest state to abolish the death penalty when the state Senate voted to override the governor's veto. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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“Today’s repeal is a major step toward building a culture that unconditionally protects the dignity of life, and is yet more evidence that the death penalty is falling out of favor with the American public,” said Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, executive director of Catholic Mobilizing Network, in a statement released to the media.
A soldier inside a Roman Catholic cathedral in Jolo, the capital of Sulu province in the southern Philippines, after two bombs exploded on Jan. 27. (WESMINCOM Armed Forces of the Philippines Via AP)
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JOLO, Philippines (AP) — Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 111 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said.

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Sister Wendy Beckett, an art historian and critic who rose to prominence on TV late in life, has died. She was 88.