James Grein, 61, at his house in Sterling, Va., Friday, July 26, 2019, holds a Florida postcard sent to him when he was 15 years old by now-defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Letters and postcards from McCarrick wrote to three men he allegedly sexually abused and harassed show how he groomed his victims, experts say. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressAugust 06, 2019
But taken in context, the correspondence penned by disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to the young men he is accused of sexually abusing or harassing is a window into the way a predator grooms his prey.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo presides over a Mass of Ordination at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJune 04, 2019
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo has been accused of mishandling a case where his deputy allegedly manipulated a woman into a sexual relationship.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMay 20, 2019
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Monday defended his invocation of God at a political rally, after Italy's Catholic establishment criticized it as a cynical exploitation of faith ahead of European Parliament elections this weekend.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMarch 28, 2019
Given how the video of his refusing to extend his hand for his ring to be kissed by the faithful went viral on social media, Pope Francis gave a simple explanation: hygiene--he doesn 't want people to get ill from possible spreading of germs.
Lucetta Scaraffia, editor in chief of "Women Church World" a monthly magazine distributed alongside the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, poses in her house in Rome. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMarch 26, 2019
"We are throwing in the towel because we feel surrounded by a climate of distrust and progressive de-legitimization," founder Lucetta Scaraffia wrote in the open letter to Pope Francis.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMarch 20, 2019
The Vatican is greeting the visit to Italy of Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week with a new round of overtures and says the "door is always open" to dialogue.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMarch 19, 2019
The Vatican is pushing back against whistleblower reports about problematic work conditions at its U.N. mission in New York under its former ambassador.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 07, 2019
The largest association of religious sisters in the United States called Thursday for an overhaul of the male-led leadership structure of the Catholic Church.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 01, 2019
The Vatican's women's magazine is denouncing the sexual abuse of nuns by priests — and the resulting "scandal" of religious sisters having abortions or giving birth to children who are then not recognized by their fathers.