Last Updated: Aug 17, 2018

'Shame and sorrow' – Holy See responds to Pennsylvania report

Vatican City, Aug 16, 2018 / 03:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Holy See on Thursday denounced sexual abuse and called for accountability for both perpetrators and leaders who covered up their crimes, following the release of a report detailing alleged clerical abuse in Pennsylvania.

Investigation launched into sexual harassment claims at Philadelphia seminary

Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 17, 2018 / 01:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Bishop Timothy Senior, auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia, has announced that the archdiocese is investigating a claim of sexual harassment made by a former student at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

After welcoming pro-lifers, Missouri Democrats quickly backtrack

Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 17, 2018 / 12:11 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Missouri Democratic leaders have voted to remove language acknowledging different views of abortion from their party platform, drawing criticism from pro-life Democrats who say they deserve to be recognized and the move could harm the party’s prospects this November.

Appeals court protects Texas bishops' communications in abortion case

Austin, Texas, Aug 17, 2018 / 11:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The privacy and religious freedom of Texas bishops and other religious groups was upheld by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, after the bishops’ internal communications were subpoenaed by an abortion group.