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Bishop Kettler adds name to list of clergy likely to have abused minors

Bishop Donald Kettler has added the name of Bishop Harold Dimmerling to the list. Dimmerling was a priest of the Saint Cloud Diocese who later served as bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, from 1969 until his death in 1987.

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Vatican asks USCCB to delay vote on sex abuse response proposals

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB president, informed the bishops as they opened their fall general assembly Nov. 12 that the Vatican wanted the bishops to delay any vote until after a February meeting with the pope and presidents of the bishops’ conferences around the world that will focus on addressing clergy abuse.

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Theodore the Studite

759 – 826 FEAST November 11 A great figure in Christian monasticism, Theodore was born in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey), but began monastic life in Bithynia. He returned to Constantinople to study for the priesthood and in 787 was ordained. In 794, he succeeded his uncle, St. Pluto, as abbot of Sakkoudion, where his ideals and […]

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Is China’s targeting of Catholics pushback from low-level party officials?

lthough China and the Vatican signed a provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops in September, persecution of Chinese Catholics continues.

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Final HHS rule confirms religious exemption to contraceptive mandate

A rule finalizing the religious exemption to the contraceptive mandate should be "the end of a long cultural war fight" over the issue and confirm that the U.S. government "never needed nuns to give out contraceptives" to women, said the president of the Becket law firm.

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Archival find at Catholic U. leads to Kristallnacht remembrance

The night of Nov. 9-10, 1938, more than 7,000 Jewish-owned stores and businesses were damaged, more than 250 synagogues destroyed, more than 3,000 Jews arrested and sent to concentration camps, and nearly 100 more killed during the rampages, which shocked the world.

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