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Indiana bishop announces he’ll release list of accused abusers in diocese

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades said that in response to the release of the grand jury report on abuse claims in six Pennsylvania dioceses, he will collect and release a list of the names of priests in the diocese he currently heads who committed similar offenses.

Priests’ group says it’s ‘sad, angry, frustrated’ by abuse scandals

The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests said its members are "sad ... angry ... frustrated" over continued reports involving fellow priests and a lack of accountability by bishops.

Citizenship question for 2020 census prompts strong criticism, lawsuits

The critics say such questions might make people less likely to participate in the census, especially members of immigrant communities.

A.W. Richard Sipe, researcher, expert on clergy sex abuse, dies at 85

Sipe's research into celibacy and priestly sexual behavior helped guide the work of church leaders and others studying, investigating and responding to the clergy sexual abuse crisis that emerged in 2002.

Americans surveyed on views on ethics of genetically engineering animals

A Pew Research Center report released Aug. 16 found that Americans' view of genetically engineering animals varies widely based on the intended purpose of the modifications.

Lori: ‘More than prayers, promises’ needed to address anger over abuse

'The simple, painful truth is that the church did not go far enough to protect children from sexual abuse,' Archbishop William E. Lori wrote.

U.S. church’s response to sex abuse shows progress, but questions remain

Here are some key events in the U.S. church's response to allegations of abuse during the past 35 years.

Church that remains in nearly condemned town a gift from God, says pastor

Four bishops will lead a Marian pilgrimage to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Centralia, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26.

Boston seminary probe to keep cardinal from World Meeting of Families

Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, scheduled to speak on "Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults" at the event in Ireland, will not attend as he oversees an inquiry into alleged sexual harassment.

Bishops need to collectively admit wrong, says author, seminary teacher

Dawn Eden Goldstein said that in light of the grand jury report, the call for public penance is "needed as an integral part of a larger effort on the part of the U.S. bishops to acknowledge wrongdoing on every level."