Take and Read: The synod document 'Justice in the World' described the world I had experienced but couldn't name – and it admitted the church’s own need for conversion.
Camosy's Column: Sr. Simone Campbell believes that, unlike her political opponents who don't care about protecting and supporting people after birth, she has "a consistent ethic of life."
Update: A Florida jury has found a former lieutenant in the Chilean army liable for the grisly murder of a famed Chilean folksinger nearly 43 years after the assassination.
Former Chilean army lieutenant is on trial in Orlando, accused of torturing and assassinating songwriter and poet Victor Jara during a 1973 military coup in Chile.
A news channel aired a recording of Pope Francis defending Bishop Juan Barros, recently assigned to Osorno, Chile, despite allegations that Barros covered up clergy sex abuse.
Priests and laypeople in Osorno are angry and bewildered at the way their local church has been steamrollered and their appeals ignored.
The cardinals advising Pope Francis on reforming the Curia have discussed the issue of accountability for Catholic bishops who mishandle cases of clergy sexual abuse.
The Vatican said the bishop's candidature was "carefully examined" prior to his appointment but no "objective reasons" were found to preclude it.
Two members of the new Vatican commission advising Pope Francis on clergy sexual abuse have said they are both concerned and surprised at the pontiff's decision to appoint a bishop in Chile who is accused of covering up abuse, and even witnessing it, while he was a priest.
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