Cardinal George Pell faced intense scrutiny over his actions decades ago to prevent clergy sexual abuse in his home country of Australia, during an Australian government hearing late Monday evening.
Vatican official George Pell faced four hours of questioning about his role in the clergy sexual abuse crisis in his native Australia in an overnight hearing Sunday.
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Synod Interview, Part 2: "Once you're into that maelstrom of discernment you really have to make an act of faith that there is something greater than Solomon."
Synod Interview, Part 1: Archbishop Mark Coleridge said this synod is “probably more directly and deeply related to Vatican II than any other synod I've known.”
Analysis: Bishop Emeritus Geoffrey Robinson appeared Aug. 24 before the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to testify to the prevalence of clergy sexual abuse.
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More than 55,000 people have signed a petition calling for Cardinal George Pell to return to Australia after allegations that he tried to bribe the victim of a pedophile priest.
The end of the second annual climate change conference at Loyola University Chicago began a transition to a new action phase extending beyond U.S. borders.
The conference, which ran March 19-21, saw the six participant upper Midwest Jesuit universities sharing curricular ideas and resources, with an eye toward developing the best educational practices and forming a strong collaborative force for sustainability and addressing environmental issues in the years ahead.