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USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace Chairman Issues Statement Following Visit to Nicaragua; Commits to Walking with the Bishops of N...

 WASHINGTON— Following a visit to Nicaragua last week, ArchbishopTimothy Broglio, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Conference Committee onInternational Justice and Peace, issued the following statement today conveyingthe Church in America's support for the Nicaraguan bishops' efforts to work forpeace and justice in Nicaragua. In his statement, ArchbishopBroglio of the Military Services, USA said, "I see the commitment of yourbishops as a sign of God's love" and that the U.S. bishops with the bishops ofNicaragua "walk in the service of truth, of the poor, and of peace."Archbishop Broglio's fullstatement follows: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/latin-america-caribbean/nicaragua/statement-by-archbishop-broglio-on-visit-to-nicaragua-2018-08-17.cfm---Keywords: United States Conference of CatholicBishops, USCCB, Archbishop Broglio, Nicaragua, justice, peace###Media Contact: Judy Keane202-541-3200

USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace Chairman Issues Statement Following Visit to Nicaragua; Commits to Walking with the Bishops of N...

 WASHINGTON— Following a visit to Nicaragua last week, ArchbishopTimothy Broglio, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Conference Committee onInternational Justice and Peace, issued the following statement today conveyingthe Church in America's support for the Nicaraguan bishops' efforts to work forpeace and justice in Nicaragua. In his statement, ArchbishopBroglio of the Military Services, USA said, "I see the commitment of yourbishops as a sign of God's love" and that the U.S. bishops with the bishops ofNicaragua "walk in the service of truth, of the poor, and of peace."Archbishop Broglio's fullstatement follows: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/latin-america-caribbean/nicaragua/statement-by-archbishop-broglio-on-visit-to-nicaragua-2018-08-17.cfm---Keywords: United States Conference of CatholicBishops, USCCB, Archbishop Broglio, Nicaragua, justice, peace###Media Contact: Judy Keane202-541-3200

Abuse victims say they felt hurt by ordinary Catholics' lack of compassion

IMAGE: CNS photo/Carlos Barria, ReutersBy Zita Ballinger FletcherWASHINGTON(CNS) -- Sexual assault victims say they were hurt not only by individualpriests, but by church officials and ordinary Catholics who treated them withintolerance and indifference.Foursurvivors of sexual assaults by priests shared their stories with Catholic NewsService. They are: Jim VanSickle and Mike McDonnell of Pennsylvania, MichaelNorris of Houston and Judy Larson of Utah.Manyof them have not been to a Catholic church in years. They say the atmosphere oftheir former parishes created breeding grounds for abuse due to the hardheartedattitudes of diocesan officials, staff and ordinary churchgoers."Beingraised Catholic, I remember -- you don't speak out against your own church,"said VanSickle. "Nobody's going to listen to you."Mostof them belonged to extremely traditional parishes and were attacked asvulnerable children. Their view of Catholicism changed when fellow believersshowed them no compassion and act...

USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace Chairman Issues Statement Following Visit to Nicaragua; Commits to Walking with the Bishops of N...

 WASHINGTON— Following a visit to Nicaragua last week, ArchbishopTimothy Broglio, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Conference Committee onInternational Justice and Peace, issued the following statement today conveyingthe Church in America's support for the Nicaraguan bishops' efforts to work forpeace and justice in Nicaragua. In his statement, ArchbishopBroglio of the Military Services, USA said, "I see the commitment of yourbishops as a sign of God's love" and that the U.S. bishops with the bishops ofNicaragua "walk in the service of truth, of the poor, and of peace."Archbishop Broglio's fullstatement follows: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/latin-america-caribbean/nicaragua/statement-by-archbishop-broglio-on-visit-to-nicaragua-2018-08-17.cfm---Keywords: United States Conference of CatholicBishops, USCCB, Archbishop Broglio, Nicaragua, justice, peace###Media Contact: Judy Keane202-541-3200

USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace Chairman Issues Statement Following Visit to Nicaragua; Commits to Walking with the Bishops of N...

 WASHINGTON— Following a visit to Nicaragua last week, ArchbishopTimothy Broglio, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Conference Committee onInternational Justice and Peace, issued the following statement today conveyingthe Church in America's support for the Nicaraguan bishops' efforts to work forpeace and justice in Nicaragua. In his statement, ArchbishopBroglio of the Military Services, USA said, "I see the commitment of yourbishops as a sign of God's love" and that the U.S. bishops with the bishops ofNicaragua "walk in the service of truth, of the poor, and of peace."Archbishop Broglio's fullstatement follows: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/latin-america-caribbean/nicaragua/statement-by-archbishop-broglio-on-visit-to-nicaragua-2018-08-17.cfm---Keywords: United States Conference of CatholicBishops, USCCB, Archbishop Broglio, Nicaragua, justice, peace###Media Contact: Judy Keane202-541-3200

Update: Pope: Abuse victims' outcry more powerful than efforts to silence them

IMAGE: CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, ReutersBy Cindy WoodenVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- "No effort must be spared"to prevent future cases of clerical sexual abuse and "to prevent thepossibility of their being covered up," Pope Francis said in a letteraddressed "to the people of God.""I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by manyminors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscienceperpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons,"the pope wrote in the letter dated and released Aug. 20.The letter was published less than a week after the releaseof a Pennsylvania grand jury report on decades of clerical sexual abuse andcoverups in six dioceses. The report spoke of credible allegations against 301priests in cases involving more than 1,000 children."The heart-wrenching pain of these victims, which criesout to heaven, was long ignored, kept quiet or silenced," Pope Francissaid. "But their outcry was more powerful than all the measures meant tosi...

USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace Chairman Issues Statement Following Visit to Nicaragua; Commits to Walking with the Bishops of N...

 WASHINGTON— Following a visit to Nicaragua last week, ArchbishopTimothy Broglio, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Conference Committee onInternational Justice and Peace, issued the following statement today conveyingthe Church in America's support for the Nicaraguan bishops' efforts to work forpeace and justice in Nicaragua. In his statement, ArchbishopBroglio of the Military Services, USA said, "I see the commitment of yourbishops as a sign of God's love" and that the U.S. bishops with the bishops ofNicaragua "walk in the service of truth, of the poor, and of peace."Archbishop Broglio's fullstatement follows: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/latin-america-caribbean/nicaragua/statement-by-archbishop-broglio-on-visit-to-nicaragua-2018-08-17.cfm---Keywords: United States Conference of CatholicBishops, USCCB, Archbishop Broglio, Nicaragua, justice, peace###Media Contact: Judy Keane202-541-3200

USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace Chairman Issues Statement Following Visit to Nicaragua; Commits to Walking with the Bishops of N...

 WASHINGTON— Following a visit to Nicaragua last week, ArchbishopTimothy Broglio, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Conference Committee onInternational Justice and Peace, issued the following statement today conveyingthe Church in America's support for the Nicaraguan bishops' efforts to work forpeace and justice in Nicaragua. In his statement, ArchbishopBroglio of the Military Services, USA said, "I see the commitment of yourbishops as a sign of God's love" and that the U.S. bishops with the bishops ofNicaragua "walk in the service of truth, of the poor, and of peace."Archbishop Broglio's fullstatement follows: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/latin-america-caribbean/nicaragua/statement-by-archbishop-broglio-on-visit-to-nicaragua-2018-08-17.cfm---Keywords: United States Conference of CatholicBishops, USCCB, Archbishop Broglio, Nicaragua, justice, peace###Media Contact: Judy Keane202-541-3200

Update: Victims say they felt hurt by fellow Catholics' lack of compassion

IMAGE: CNS photo/Chaz MuthBy Zita Ballinger FletcherWASHINGTON(CNS) -- Sexual assault victims say they were hurt not only by individualpriests, but by church officials and ordinary Catholics who treated them withintolerance and indifference.Foursurvivors of sexual assaults by priests shared their stories with Catholic NewsService. They are: Jim VanSickle and Mike McDonnell of Pennsylvania, MichaelNorris of Houston and Judy Larson of Utah.Manyof them have not been to a Catholic church in years. They say the hardhearted attitudes of diocesan officials, staff and ordinary churchgoers and an atmosphere at their parishes allowed the abuse."Beingraised Catholic, I remember -- you don't speak out against your own church,"said VanSickle. "Nobody's going to listen to you."Mostof them belonged to what they described as extremely traditional parishes and said they were attacked asvulnerable children. Their view of Catholicism changed when fellow believersshowed them no compassion and acted to ...

USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace Chairman Issues Statement Following Visit to Nicaragua; Commits to Walking with the Bishops of N...

 WASHINGTON— Following a visit to Nicaragua last week, ArchbishopTimothy Broglio, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Conference Committee onInternational Justice and Peace, issued the following statement today conveyingthe Church in America's support for the Nicaraguan bishops' efforts to work forpeace and justice in Nicaragua. In his statement, ArchbishopBroglio of the Military Services, USA said, "I see the commitment of yourbishops as a sign of God's love" and that the U.S. bishops with the bishops ofNicaragua "walk in the service of truth, of the poor, and of peace."Archbishop Broglio's fullstatement follows: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/latin-america-caribbean/nicaragua/statement-by-archbishop-broglio-on-visit-to-nicaragua-2018-08-17.cfm---Keywords: United States Conference of CatholicBishops, USCCB, Archbishop Broglio, Nicaragua, justice, peace###Media Contact: Judy Keane202-541-3200

Thought of the Day

But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.

Matthew 19:30

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