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Changing the world requires action, not dreaming, cardinal says

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said men and women must ask themselves how to bring about change in light of the "current situation in the West."

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.

Religious groups to fight physical, sexual violence against kids in Peru

Catholic and other Christian and non-Christian religious groups launched an effort Aug. 16 to combat violence, especially sexual violence, against children in Peru.

Latin American church leaders mark 50 years of ‘option for the poor’

Latin American church leaders will meet in Medellin Aug. 23-26 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a landmark regional bishops' meeting that took place in the same city in 1968.

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.

Vatican wants accountability for abusers, those who protected them

In the wake of a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania, a Vatican spokesman called the abuses described in the report as being "criminal and morally reprehensible."

Pittsburgh bishop apologizes to abuse victims, reviews abuse response

Bishop David A. Zubik expressed sorrow and apologized to young victims of clergy sexual abuse, while explaining his diocese's 30-year record of working to remove offenders, assist victims and prevent further abuse.

Feast of Our Lady of Good Health Vailankanni

The Miraculous Medal Shrine of Germantown, Philadelphia, is celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Good Health Vailankanni in collaboration with the Indian Catholic community and St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church, Philadelphia.

Young Adult Trivia Night: “Are you smarter than a Catholic sister?”

SOAR! is hosting a trivia night for young professionals in the Philadelphia area. Test your knowledge in a friendly trivia-style competition against a team of Catholic Sisters.

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.