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IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey By Paul Jeffrey KALOOKAN, Philippines (CNS) — A Catholic bishop in the Philippines said his government’s controversial war on drugs is really a war against the country’s poor. "There is no war against illegal drugs, because the supply is not being stopped. If they are really

IMAGE: CNS By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Twisted ideas of power and authority in the Catholic Church have contributed to the clerical sexual abuse crisis, leaders of religious orders said, but sometimes the positive "sense of family" in their own communities also made them slow to act. "Pope

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When presented with an accusation that a priest has sexually abused a child, "whether it’s criminal or malicious complicity and a code of silence or whether it is denial" on a very human level, such reactions are no longer

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Vatican’s removal from the priesthood of Theodore McCarrick "is a clear signal that abuse will not be tolerated," said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Feb. 16. "No bishop, no matter how influential, is above the law of
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