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Boston Globe: Police charge McCarrick with assault in case dating to 1970s

Jul 30, 2021 News
The Boston Globe reported July 29 that police in the Boston suburb of Wellesley have charged former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 in a criminal complaint filed by Wellesley Police in a district court in nearby Dedham, Massachusetts.

Trinity Washington University clears tuition debts for 540 students

Jul 29, 2021 News
Over 40% of Trinity Washington University's full-time undergraduate students opened their emails from the university July 23 to learn they will start the school year with a clean financial slate, because the university paid off their outstanding debts.

At embezzlement trial, lawyers argue against Vatican jurisdiction

Jul 28, 2021 News
On the first day of a Vatican trial involving alleged embezzlement, money laundering and abuse of office, lawyers for 10 defendants, including Cardinal Angelo Becciu, questioned the Vatican's jurisdiction in prosecuting their clients and insisted on needing more time to prepare their defense.

Vatican reports $78 million deficit, also releases APSA report

Jul 27, 2021 News
The Vatican reported the Roman Curia had a $78 million deficit in 2020, and on the same day, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See, which administers Vatican properties and investments, made a summary of its annual budget public for the first time.

May Olympic Games be sign of hope during pandemic, pope says

Jul 26, 2021 News
As thousands of athletes gathered for the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Pope Francis gave them his blessing and extended it to those organizing and supporting the events.

Catholic school’s lawsuit against mask mandate goes to federal court

Jul 23, 2021 News
A Catholic school in Lansing, Michigan, and two school parents are suing state officials over the state's requirement that students wear face masks in school, saying this violated the school's religious practices.

Indian Jesuits brace for fallout after US military leaves Afghanistan

Jul 22, 2021 News
Indian Jesuits in Afghanistan are not sure what is in store for them as the strife-torn nation slips into conflict as the United States winds down operations after almost 20 years of war.

Traditional Latin Mass ‘movement’ sows division, archbishop says

Jul 21, 2021 News
Pope Francis' letter explaining why he was restricting the use of the pre-Vatican II Mass "fearlessly hits the nail on the head: the TLM (Traditional Latin Mass) movement has hijacked the initiatives of St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI to its own ends," said Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia.

Advocates: Ruling against DACA must push Congress to act

Jul 20, 2021 News
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic immigration advocates are urging Congress and President Joe Biden to speed up legislation to protect immigrants after a federal judge ruled to end a program that prevents the deportation of thousands of immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children.