Catholicism
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Catholic bishop resigns in New York

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/04/19, 11:47 am

Pope Francis on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone, whose diocese in Buffalo, N.Y., faces more than 220 lawsuits filed by people claiming priests sexually abused them. The Vatican named Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany, N.Y., to head the diocese temporarily.

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Vatican backs Biblical view of gender

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/11/19, 11:54 am

The Vatican released a statement for Catholic educators on Monday criticizing the culture of gender fluidity and reaffirming a Biblical view of biological sex. The official statement, titled “Male and Female He Created Them,” comes from the Congregation for Catholic Education, which is the educational branch of the Vatican administration.

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Burning issues

France | In the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, France’s Christian past collides with its turbulent secular present
by Mindy Belz & Jenny Lind Schmitt
Posted 4/19/19, 10:55 am

The pundits billed the televised speech French President Emmanuel Macron was scheduled to give at 8 p.m. on April 15 as the most important of his political career. After months of civil unrest and record protests, Macron had called for a “great national debate,” and in the Monday night address voters expected him to announce the way forward, and in so doing either unite or further divide a fractured country.

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