Sexuality
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Cardinal denies abuse cover-up

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/28/18, 11:51 am

The archbishop of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, in a statement released Monday denied he was ever informed of the sexual accusations and penalties leveled against his predecessor. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò over the weekend published an 11-page letter accusing senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that former Archbishop Theodore McCarrick regularly invited seminarians into his bed.

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Pope questioned about cover-up accusations

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/27/18, 01:17 pm

Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican’s retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct accusations against the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, but rehabilitated him anyway. As the pope wrapped up a two-day visit to Ireland over the weekend, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò published a letter accusing senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that McCarrick regularly invited seminarians into his bed. Francis said Viganò’s 11-page text “speaks for itself” and that he wouldn’t comment on it.

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Mandatory childbearing

Family | Facing the consequences of child limits, will China turn to forced births to survive?
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/24/18, 04:29 pm

Quiet speculation that China will soon end its planned birth policy is getting louder with the recent release of a provincial report pushing for the end of birth limits.

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