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    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) -- The Catholic bishops of Florida urged to Gov. Rick Scott to commute the death sentence of Jose Antonio Jimenez to a life sentence without parole. Jimenez is scheduled to be executed Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. local time for the 1992 ...

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  • Cardinal O'Malley initiates inquiry at St. John's Seminary

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley has announced Aug. 10 that he has ordered an investigation into allegations made by two former seminarians of inappropriate conduct at St. John's Seminary in Brighton. St. John's rector Msgr. James P. Moroney has been placed ...

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  • Cardinal's statement on alleged misconduct at St. John's Seminary

    Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley issued the following statement August 10: Earlier this week I was informed that two former seminarians of St. John's Seminary in the Archdiocese of Boston had posted allegations on social media sites including the Archdiocese's ...

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  • Canon lawyers explain how Vatican abuse trials function

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Any member of the clergy accused of the sexual abuse of a minor is tried according to procedures outlined in the Code of Canon Law and specific norms spelled out in "Sacramentorum Sanctitatis Tutela" ("Safeguarding the Sanctity ...

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    So far, so good. There you have it, my unvarnished, tell-it-like-it-is ...
  • A Church of sinners

    Catholics are rightly horrified by the reported sexual ...
  • Take and Eat

    Sometimes we feel like Elijah in today's First Reading. ...
  • One Catholic Church

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Cardinal O'Malley initiates inquiry at St. John's Seminary


Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley has announced Aug. 10 that he has ordered an investigation into allegations made by two former seminarians of inappropriate conduct at St. John's Seminary in Brighton. St. John's rector Msgr. James P. Moroney has been placed on "sabbatical leave" effective immediately, and Father Stephen E. Salocks has been named interim rector.

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Cardinal's statement on alleged misconduct at St. John's Seminary


Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley issued the following statement August 10: Earlier this week I was informed that two former seminarians of St. John's Seminary in the Archdiocese of Boston had posted allegations on social media sites including the Archdiocese's Facebook page that during their time at the seminary they witnessed and experienced activities which are directly contrary to the moral standards and requirements of formation for the Catholic priesthood.

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Canon lawyers explain how Vatican abuse trials function


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Any member of the clergy accused of the sexual abuse of a minor is tried according to procedures outlined in the Code of Canon Law and specific norms spelled out in "Sacramentorum Sanctitatis Tutela" ("Safeguarding the Sanctity of the Sacraments").

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