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Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, a professor of psychology and president of the Center for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, is pictured in a 2015 photo. Father Zollner has been on the frontlines of advocating for survivors of clerical sexual abuse and developing detailed programs to prevent abuse. He said the crisis unfolding again in the United States is a summons to a new way of envisioning the church and taking responsibility for it. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See VATICAN-LETTER-ZOLLNER Aug. 9, 2018.

Abuse expert: Crisis is call to new vision of priesthood, accountability

A Jesuit priest who has been on the frontline of advocating for survivors of clerical sexual abuse and developing detailed programs to prevent abuse said the crisis unfolding, again, in the United States is a summons to a new way of envisioning the church and taking responsibility for it.

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Egidio Lay Carvalho, an ex-soldier and now part-time teacher, poses for a photo in late January at St Ignatius Loyola College in Dili. Carvalho was recruited in 2013 by the Jesuits to work at the college to do maintenance work using the skills he learned in Malaysia, and now helps instruct classes. (CNS photo/Michael Coyne) See SOLDIER-FAITH-TEACHER Aug. 7, 2018.

One-time East Timor rebel renews faith, finds calling in teaching

At 24 in late 2006, Egidio Lay Carvalho, a ragged and disgraced ex-soldier lay, miserable in Becora Prison and began to take stock of his life.

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Beth Hood, a member of St. Camillus Parish in Silver Spring, Md., helps repair a house in Maunabo, Puerto Rico, July 27. (CNS photo/Wallice J. de la Vega) See PUERTO-RICO-AID Aug. 3, 2018.

Maryland parish helps Puerto Ricans still rebuilding from hurricane

Although Puerto Rico's post-hurricanes coverage has disappeared from the daily news cycles, Catholic workers have not forgotten the fact that thousands in this Caribbean island are still in dire need of a helping hand.

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the College of Cardinals of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, and has ordered him to maintain "a life of prayer and penance" until a canonical trial examines accusations that he sexually abused minors. Archbishop McCarrick is pictured in a 2013 photo at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters) See MCCARRICK-RESIGN-CARDINAL July 28, 2018.

Church leaders urge investigation on claims against Archbishop McCarrick

U.S. Catholic church leaders have been calling for an internal investigation into the handling of allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct against Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick and urging such an inquiry be spearheaded by laypeople.

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A woman walks past debris from a collapsed wall Aug. 6 following an earthquake on Lombok, Indonesia's popular tourist island. At least 91 people have been confirmed dead after the magnitude 7 earthquake Aug. 5, a week after another powerful quake killed more than a dozen people. (CNS photo/Ahmad Subaidi, Antara Foto via Reuters) See INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE-POPE July 6, 2018.

Indonesia’s Lombok hit by another powerful quake; pope sends prayers

At least 91 people have been confirmed dead after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck Indonesia's Lombok Island on Aug. 5 a week after another powerful quake killed more than a dozen people.

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Bishop Santiago Silva of the Military Diocese of Chile, president of the Chilean bishops' conference, right, and Auxiliary Bishop Fernando Ramos, apostolic administrator of Rancagua, Chile, participate in a press conference after the 116th Extraordinary Plenary Assembly of the Episcopal Conference in Punta de Tralca, Chile, Aug. 3. (CNS photo/Elvis Gonzalez, EPA)

Chilean bishops acknowledge failures in handling sexual abuse of minors

Chile's bishops acknowledged they had "failed to fulfill our duty by not listening, believing, attending or accompanying the victims of grave sins" after a five-day meeting to discuss the clergy sexual abuse crisis rocking the country.

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Kizito Kalima, right, a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, poses for a photo with 16-year-old Olivia Julian June 29 at Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis, where he held a soccer clinic for youths born in the refugee camps of that African country. (CNS photo/John Shaughnessy, The Criterion)

Genocide survivor who learned to forgive inspires Catholic student

The game stopped for a moment, but the smiles continued as everyone paused for a group photo on a sun-splashed summer morning.

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A vote is taken July 19 during a business session of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas 57th Biennial National Convention in Sioux Falls, S.D. (CNS photo/Marty DeWitt, courtesy of the Catholic Daughters)

Learning, leadership, sacredness all part of Catholic Daughters convention

Camaraderie, learning, new leadership and the sacred were in sharp focus at the Catholic Daughters of the Americas 57th Biennial National Convention in Sioux Falls.

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Father Esequiel Sanchez, director of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Chicago, pictured in a 2008 photo, was onboard an Aeromexico flight that crashed in Mexico's state of Durango July 31. He sustained some injuries, but is alert and resting. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic)

Chicago-area priest injured in Mexico plane crash

A priest from the Chicago area who was on board an Aeromexico flight that crashed in the Mexican state of Durango July 31 sustained injuries but was "alert and resting," said a statement issued the same day from the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is seen June 13 at the opening of the bishops' annual spring assembly in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

DiNardo: Church must address its leaders’ ‘moral failures of judgment’

Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick "will rightly face" a Vatican canonical process regarding sexual abuse allegations against him, but the U.S. Catholic Church must take steps to respond to church leaders' "moral failures of judgment," said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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