Pennsylvania senate takes up debate over sexual abuse victims’ lawsuits

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Pennsylvania’s Legislature moved closer Wednesday night to settling a yearslong battle over lifting criminal and civil statutes for child sexual abuse crimes in a debate growing out of Roman Catholic Church scandals. The Republican-controlled state Senate voted to dramatically expand statutes of limitation in sexual abuse cases where children as well as […]

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Theologians praise suggestion to add ‘ecological sins’ to Catholic catechism

DAYTON, Ohio – A possible recognition of “ecological sins” in the Catholic Church’s main teaching document would help “sharpen our consciences in matters of ecological abuse,” according to Dr. Christopher Thompson, a leading moral theologian. Twice in the past few weeks, Church leaders have used language of “ecological sin” to highlight acts and habits of […]

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