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Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta speaks to the media in Late June in Santiago, Chile. (CNS photo/Alberto Valdes, EPA) See ABUSE-SCICLUNA-OUELLET Sept. 17, 2018.

Words, promises are not enough to prevent abuse, archbishop says

Inviting presidents of the world's bishops' conference to the Vatican to discuss abuse prevention reflects an understanding that "lovely" words and promises are not enough -- concrete, concerted action by the whole church is needed, said Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta.

British Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton, lower, skydives from 15,000 feet harnessed to an instructor. The bishop jumped Sept. 14 to raise money to send pilgrims from his diocese to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France. (CNS photo courtesy of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton) See BISHOP-MOTH-SKYDIVE Sept. 17, 2018.

Bishop takes a (sky) dive to get pilgrims to Lourdes

"The Moth has landed," tweeted the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. The tweet Sept. 14 and a similar post on the diocesan Facebook page was meant to assure people that 60-year-old Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton had fulfilled his pledge to go skydiving and had completed the task successfully and unharmed.

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David Marosek of Oshkosh, Wis., is pictured with Jayne Syrjamaki and Shelly Sedo outside of Lambeau Field Sept. 9 in Green Bay. Marosek, who has terminal cancer, was granted a wish to attend a Packers game. Syrjamaki, a hospice volunteer coordinator, contacted the Green Bay Diocese to help make Marosek's wish come true. (CNS photo/Sam Lucero, The Compass) See PACKER-FAN-WISH-GRANTED Sept. 14, 2018.

Packers fan with months to live sees game with aid from hospice, diocese

When David Marosek, who had been battling stage 4 rectal cancer since July 2016, got the news in April his cancer had returned and spread into his lungs and spine, it was a depressing time.

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People walk on a local street in New Bern, N.C., Sept. 14 as water from Neuse River starts flooding houses ahead of Hurricane Florence making landfall in the Carolinas. The hurricane is poised to affect more than 10 million people in the southeastern U.S. (CNS photo/Eduardo Munoz, Reuters)

Carolinas brace for hurricane; seminary dedication is set to go on

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas, leaders in the Diocese of Charlotte leaders began taking precautions and staying in the loop with North Carolina emergency management officials.

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Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee for Religious Liberty, speaks Sept. 12 at the Catholic Information Center in Washington. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Kurtz: U.S. society ‘much richer’ when church, government work together

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee for Religious Liberty told a Washington audience Sept. 12 he is concerned about a "steady movement" in the U.S. away from religious institutions and an erosion in the view that religious liberty must be valued.

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Worshippers attend a candlelight vigil July 20 at St.Patrick's Cathedral in El Paso, Texas, following an immigration march and rally. (CNS photo/Jorge Salgado)

Illinois priests say border visit reinvigorates advocacy for immigrants

The hardships of families detained at the U.S.-Mexican border can seem far away and out of touch from our daily lives -- even in southern Illinois, which has its share of Mexican immigrants living and working in the area.

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People sit at an outdoor chapel on the property of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in 2017 in Columbia, Pa. A federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that denied the religious freedom arguments of the religious order that sought to block the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline from their land because it violated their faith beliefs. (CNS photo/Mark Clatterbuck, courtesy Lancaster Against Pipeline)

Supreme Court petition next step in effort to stop natural gas pipeline

A Pennsylvania religious congregation planned to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether their religious freedom rights are being violated by the construction and pending use of a natural gas pipeline on its land.

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Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl is pictured as he waits for Pope Francis' arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland near Washington Sept. 22, 2015. Cardinal Wuerl announced Sept. 11 that he will meet soon with Pope Francis to discuss the resignation he submitted three years ago when he turned 75. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Update: Washington cardinal to meet with pope to discuss resignation

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington has told the priests of the archdiocese that he will meet soon with Pope Francis to request that he accept the resignation the cardinal submitted three years ago when he turned 75.

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Firefighters pray during a Sept. 11 Mass at St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral in Brooklyn, N.Y., on the 17th anniversary of the the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Nearly 3,000 people died in the 2001 attacks in New York City and Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon. (CNS photo/Ed Wilkinson, The Tablet)

Anniversary of 9/11 marked with moments of silence, prayer, Masses

Churchgoers around the United States once again marked the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with moments of silence, special prayer services and Masses.

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Pope Francis greets Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, during a private meeting in 2017 at the Vatican. Pope Francis will meet Sept. 13 with Cardinal DiNardo and with Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, the Vatican press office announced Sept. 11. (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano)

As abuse crisis continues, pope to meet with USCCB officers, Vatican says

Pope Francis will meet Sept. 13 with Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and with Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, the Vatican press office announced.

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