November 20, 2018 – Pope Francis backs Venice event for world’s persecuted Christians

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-11/pope-francis-redvenice-support-persecuted-christians-asia-bibi.html Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin has sent a message on the Pope’s behalf to Patriarch Francesco Moraglia of Venice expressing his support for Tuesday evening’s event in Venice called #RedVenice, sponsored by the Patriarchate of Venice, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN ), a Catholic charity helping persecuted Christians worldwide, and […]

November 19, 2018 – Church in Chile to sign accord with prosecutor’s office for investigation of abuse

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/church-in-chile-to-sign-accord-with-prosecutors-office-for-investigation-of-abuse-68702 The Chilean  bishops’ conference has announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with the prosecutor’s office for the investigation of sex crimes within the Catholic Church. Bishop Luis Fernando Ramos Perez, auxiliary bishop of Santiago and secretary general of the bishops’ conference,  made the announcement at the conclusion of the bishops’ Nov. 12-16 plenary […]

November 15, 2018: Vatican, US bishops face class-action lawsuit from victims of clergy sex abuse

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwj-sKHOg9jeAhWGrFkKHQv9DSYQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.catholicnewsagency.com%2Fnews%2Fvatican-us-bishops-face-class-action-lawsuit-from-victims-of-clergy-sex-abuse-79829&psig=AOvVaw1Gm-U2hBAASbQf_BArFMpG&ust=1542427305302429

November 9, 2018 – Wenzhou’s bishop Shao Zhumin taken by police

  http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Wenzhou’s-bishop-Shao-Zhumin-taken-by-police-45439.html

November 8, 2018 – French Bishops: creation of an “Independent Commission” for the fight and prevention of paedophilia inside the Church

https://www.agensir.it/quotidiano/2018/11/8/french-bishops-creation-of-an-independent-commission-for-the-fight-and-prevention-of-paedophilia-inside-the-church/

October 28, 2018 – Synod ends, calling women’s inclusion in Catholic leadership a ‘duty of justice’

https://www.ncronline.org/news/vatican/synod-ends-calling-womens-inclusion-catholic-leadership-duty-justice  

October 24, 2018 – Open Doors Country Profiles

https://www.opendoorsuk.org/persecution/countries/ The Open Doors World Watch List is an in-depth record of the 50 countries where it is most difficult to live as a Christian. These are the places where followers of Christ must keep their beliefs hidden and where living the gospel means facing beatings, imprisonment, discrimination and abuse.

October 20, 2018 – McCarrick Scandal Spotlights Bishops’ Appointment Process

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/mccarrick-scandal-spotlights-bishops-appointment-process Does the failure to act on reports of the disgraced ex-cardinal’s alleged sexual misconduct reflect problems with the Church’s process of appointing bishops, or were established practices ignored?  

October 8, 2018 – Scicluna: Accountability should be on agenda of February Vatican abuse summit

https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/scicluna-accountability-should-be-agenda-february-vatican-abuse-summit?utm_source=OCT_8_News_McElwee_Scicluna&utm_campaign=cc&utm_medium=email The Vatican’s leading investigator on clergy sexual abuse says the issue of accountability for Catholic prelates who mishandle abuse allegations should be discussed at Pope Francis’ upcoming February summit with the presidents of the world’s various conferences of bishops.

October 4, 2018 – 2 Texts of Archbishop Chaput’s Interventions at the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.

+CJC_Intervention 1_Synod 2018_10-04-2018 and +CJC_Intervention 2_Synod 2018_10-04-2018 and see http://www.usccb.org/about/bishops-and-dioceses/synod-of-bishops/synod-2018/index.cfm