A New Kind of Catholic Emerges Out of the Church's Tainted Shadow Following Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Report

  1. A New Kind of Catholic Emerges Out of the Church’s Tainted Shadow Following Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Report  NBC 10 Philadelphia
  2. Report Reveals Widespread Sexual Abuse By Over 300 Priests In Pennsylvania  NPR
  3. Pope Francis: ‘No effort must be spared’ to prevent Catholic Church abuses  Washington Post
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Pope addresses Catholic Church sexual abuse report in open letter: ‘We showed no care for the little ones'

Pope addresses Catholic Church sexual abuse report in open letter: ‘We showed no care for the little ones'Pope Francis has condemned the “atrocities” of child sex abuse and cover-ups by the clergy in an open letter to the world’s 1.2bn Roman Catholics. Addressing a US Grand Jury report revealing decades of alleged sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, the Pontiff described allegations against the Church as “crimes that inflict deep wounds of pain and powerlessness” in victims, their families and the religious community. The report detailed at least 1,000 cases of alleged sexual abuse committed by 300 “predator” priests in Pennsylvania — and what was a systematic cover-up by Church officials.


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Church leader wants people to stop using 'Mormon' and 'LDS' as substitutes for full name

Church President Russell M. Nelson said he wants people to stop using “Mormon,” or “LDS” as substitutes for the full name of the religion: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church has previously requested use of the full name, but it accepted the use of Mormon and LDS.

     

 

 


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Do not call us Mormons or LDS Church, leaders of faith ask

Do not call us Mormons or LDS Church, leaders of faith askAn online guide accompanying a pronouncement from the church president also asked people to stop referring to followers of the religion as Mormons and not to use the name “LDS” as a shorthand way of describing the faith. “The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” church President Russell Nelson said in a statement. Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have long proclaimed their faith as Christian and fought any association with polygamy, which was practiced by early members of the church before they abandoned it more than 100 years ago.


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