Religious issues

January 03, 2019 - 4:08 pm
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Archdiocese of New York instituted new review procedures for its letters of recommendation after a California university alleged the diocese lied about past allegations of sexual abuse by an upstate priest, a diocese spokesman said Thursday. An official at John Paul the...
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January 03, 2019 - 3:56 pm
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Archdiocese of New York has instituted new review procedures after a California university alleged the diocese lied about past allegations of sexual abuse by an upstate priest. An administrator at John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, California, tells...
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January 03, 2019 - 3:39 pm
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Archdiocese of New York has instituted new review procedures after a California university alleged the diocese lied about past allegations of sexual abuse by an upstate priest. An administrator at John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, California, tells...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California holds the gavel after at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 03, 2019 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 116th Congress gaveled into session Thursday, swathed in history as lawmakers returned Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker's office and ushered in a diverse class of Democratic freshmen ready to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided government. Pelosi, elected...
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Nancy Pelosi of California react to being elected House Speaker at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 03, 2019 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 116th Congress gaveled into session Thursday swathed in history, returning Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker's office and ushering in a diverse class of Democratic freshmen ready to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided government. Pelosi, elected speaker 220...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis, right, salutes Chicago Archbishop Blase Joseph Cupich at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Pope Francis, in an eight-page letter addressed to U.S. bishops meeting in Mundelein, Ill., and released to the media Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, is encouraging bishops to unify as the Catholic church deals with a "crisis of credibility" stemming from the clergy sex abuse scandal. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
January 03, 2019 - 2:26 pm
Pope Francis is encouraging U.S. bishops meeting near Chicago to unify as the Roman Catholic church deals with a "crisis of credibility" stemming from the clergy sex abuse scandal. In an eight-page letter addressed to the bishops and released to the media Thursday, Francis acknowledged that "no...
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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman Democrat representing New York's 14th Congressional District, takes a selfie with Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, D-NH, and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., on the first day of the 116th Congress with Democrats holding the majority, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 03, 2019 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 116th Congress gaveled into session Thursday swathed in history, returning the first woman to the House speaker's office and ushering in a diverse class of Democratic freshmen ready to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided government. The new Congress is like...
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January 03, 2019 - 1:14 pm
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Archdiocese of New York has instituted new review procedures after a California university alleged the diocese lied about past allegations of sexual abuse by an upstate priest. An administrator at John Paul the Great University in Escondido, California, tells the...
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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman Democrat representing New York's 14th Congressional District, takes a selfie with Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, D-NH, and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., on the first day of the 116th Congress with Democrats holding the majority, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 03, 2019 - 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate gaveled into session Thursday swathed in history, returning the first woman to the speaker's office and ushering in a diverse class of Democratic freshman lawmakers ready to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided government. The 116th Congress...
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A sign outside the Mundelein Seminary asks the faithful to pray for U.S. based Roman Catholic bishops gathering there for a weeklong prayer retreat, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Mundelein, Ill. The bishops are gathering to reflect on the church sexual abuse scandal ahead of a summit of the world's bishops next month at the Vatican aimed at forging a comprehensive response to the crisis. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
January 03, 2019 - 11:52 am
Pope Francis is encouraging U.S. bishops meeting near Chicago to unify as the Catholic church deals with a "crisis of credibility" stemming from the clergy sex abuse scandal. In an eight-page letter addressed to the bishops and released to the media Thursday, Francis acknowledges "no response or...
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