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Vatican rejects abuse accusations against Bishop Joseph Hart; reprimands his ‘flagrant lack of prudence’ with minors; ignores ‘credible allegation’ of young male ...

The Vatican’s doctrinal congregation has exonerated retired Bishop Joseph Hart of Cheyenne over numerous accusations of the sexual abuse of minors, but issued a canonical rebuke. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) said that the bishop had acted irresponsibly as a priest and upheld restrictions placed on him in 2018.

Scientist author busts myths about exercise, sitting and sleep...

For much of history, human beings needed to be physically active every day in order to hunt or gather food — or to avoid becoming food themselves. It was an active lifestyle, but one thing it didn't include was any kind of formal exercise.

Pro-abortion protestors disrupt pro-life Mass at cathedral in Columbus, Ohio...

About eight pro-abortion protesters disrupted the Respect Life Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown Columbus Friday, where Bishop Robert Brennan was presiding at an event marking the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Despite question marks, this week’s Vatican bank verdict is still a watershed...

We’ve been down this road before, of course, but nevertheless we witnessed what’s being hailed as a landmark moment this week for financial reform in the Vatican when a longtime former president of the Vatican Bank, along with the bank’s lawyer, were sentenced to eight years and 11 months in jail for their roles in a $70 million fraud.

Biden pledge to codify Roe v Wade ‘disturbing’ and ‘tragic,’ bishops say...

The U.S. bishops’ conference pro-life chairman has called President Joe Biden’s intent to codify Roe v. Wade “deeply disturbing and tragic,” in response to a statement made by the second-ever Catholic president on Friday.

Why the infamous ‘McCarrick doctrine’ haunted U.S. Catholic bishops this week...

It was a great week to be a Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Catholic. McCarrick was the man who, as archbishop of Washington, D.C., created the so-called “McCarrick Doctrine” that protected national-level Catholic politicians whose faith was a crucial part of their lives and images, even if many ancient doctrines didn’t mesh well with their political agendas...

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Have you received a package you didn’t order? It could be a “brushing” scam. Here’s how it works.....

Most people who buy things online just have to worry about their deliveries being delayed or never arriving. But some people are dealing with a different problem altogether: getting weird stuff like hair clippers, face creams and sunglasses they never even ordered at all.

Pope Francis forced to miss more events due to recurrent nerve pain...

Pope Francis has been forced to cancel three public appearances scheduled for Sunday and Monday due to a recurrence of the nerve pain that struck him at the end of 2020. The Holy See press office announced on Jan. 23 that because of sciatica the 84-year-old pope would be unable to celebrate Mass marking the Sunday of the Word of God in St. Peter’s Basilica.

This latest papal health scare doesn’t mean the end, but it may mean a change...

At least so far, media outlets and online chatter appear to be reacting to the Vatican’s latest announcement that Pope Francis has had to pull out of public events with admirable (and, frankly, atypical) calm. Saturday evening Rome time, the Vatican issued a brief statement saying the Pope won’t preside at a Mass this morning for the Sunday of the Word of God...