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IMAGE: CNS photo/Reuters By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Lying or being inauthentic is seriously wrong because it hinders or harms human relationships, Pope Francis said. "Where there are lies, there is no love, one cannot have love," he said Nov. 14 during his weekly general audience in St.

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Julie Asher WASHINGTON (CNS) — A Vatican request that the U.S. bishops postpone voting on several proposals to address abuse was a disappointment but they "quickly took a deep breath" and realized they could still have a productive discussion about the measures, said New York

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Carol Zimmermann BALTIMORE (CNS) — A group that has been advising the U.S. bishops for 50 years on multiple issues chose to speak to the bishops in Baltimore Nov. 13 on just one issue: the clergy sexual abuse crisis itself and ways to move forward

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As workers were getting St. Peter’s Square ready for this year’s Nativity scene, nearby a large mobile health care facility was set up and running to serve the city’s homeless and poor. About two dozen men and a few

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Greg Erlandson BALTIMORE (CNS) — Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a surprise. Sometimes it’s an election result. Sometimes it is the debate you never expected. Sometimes it’s that there’s no debate. But

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis named Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, arguably the Catholic Church’s most respected abuse investigator, to be adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Announcing the appointment Nov. 13, the Vatican press office said

IMAGE: CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register By Emily Rosenthal BALTIMORE (CNS) — As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened a Day of Prayer at the Fall Bishops General Assembly Nov. 12, John McKeon was the first to walk a path along Aliceanna Street outside the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, just

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Rhina Guidos BALTIMORE (CNS) — Luis A. Torres Jr. stood before a group of U.S. bishops during one of the most publicly watched of their fall annual meetings Nov. 12 in Baltimore and in doing so revealed to the world the reality that he has

IMAGE: CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters By Dennis Sadowski BALTIMORE (CNS) — A Vatican-requested delay in adopting practices that are expected to boost accountability among U.S. bishops in their response to clergy sex abuse is a "bump in the road," said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Cardinal

IMAGE: CNS photo/Vatican Media By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A bishop must be "blameless" and at the service of God, not of cliques, assets and power, especially if he is ever to "set right" what needs to be done for the church, Pope Francis said. A bishop must