Report: Catholic clergy's unquestioned — and uneducated — power spurs abuse

The report, "Beyond Bad Apples," explores the links between clericalism — clergy's focus on its authority — and clergy-perpetrated sexual abuse. 

A new survey found Latino Catholics overwhelmingly support abortion rights. Here's why.

With Roe v. Wade overturned, new data from the Washington, D.C.-based Public Religion Research Institute found that among Latino Catholics, 75% say abortion should be legal in most or all cases. That's a big jump from the 51% who said so in 2010.

Mine can be built on Apache sacred site, Oak Flat, federal appeals court rules

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the government can proceed with the transfer of Oak Flat to a private venture that's planning an underground copper mine. The Apache Stronghold coalition said they will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

California seeks to pass human composting bill as Catholic bishops oppose it

Burial, cremation and alkaline hydrolysis are the only death care choices currently available in California. The California Catholic Conference said the human composting process "reduces the human body to simply a disposable commodity."

 

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