Priest Warned Church About Abusive Priests Decades Ago

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

Evidence has emerged that the founder of a religious order that deals with problem priests wrote often to his bishop and the Vatican warning that priests who sexually abused children should not be returned to ministry. At one point, he even searched for an island to purchase where these molesters could be sent.

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Sebelius Barred From Communion in Washington DC

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

The bishops of Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia have publicly confirmed that they will uphold the declaration of Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City that Governor Kathleen Sebelius should not present herself for communion should she be appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services and move to Washington, DC.

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Tiller Acquitted – Facing New Charges

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

A Kansas jury has found abortionist, George Tiller, not guilty on all 19 misdemeanor charges that accused him of violating state laws involving late-term abortions.  However, moments after the verdict was announced, the state’s Board of Healing Arts announced plans to investigate additional allegations against him.

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Victory for Traditional Marriage in Hawaii and Vermont

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

The battle to preserve traditional marriage resulted in two critical victories this week. The Governor of Vermont announced he will veto a same-sex marriage bill passed by the legislature this week and lawmakers in the state of Hawaii failed to come up with enough votes to release a civil unions bill from a committee in which it has been stalled.

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Notre Dame Students Denounce University’s Decision to Invite Obama

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

A large coalition of Notre Dame University-sponsored student groups has issued a stinging repudiation of University President Rev. John J. Jenkins, CSC, for inviting President Barack Obama to speak at the upcoming commencement ceremonies and receive an honorary law degree.

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