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Clergy abuse survivors face a lifetime of recurrence of PTSD

Clergy abuse survivors face a lifetime of recurrence of PTSD

CLEVELAND (CNS) — New job in hand, Jim Richter was adjusting well to life in Minneapolis several months after leaving his hometown of Chicago. He was enjoying his fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center despite the long hours and he was coming to realize his move was a good one. Sexually abused as a teenager by a South ... Read More »

Report’s X-ray look into U.S. abuse scandal digs up pain, hope in transparency

Report’s X-ray look into U.S. abuse scandal digs up pain, hope in transparency

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic Church’s unusual transparency in a report detailing the ascent to power of former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, despite top church officials’ knowledge of his sexual abuses, brought feelings of betrayal and hurt after its Nov. 10 release. “As I read the #McCarrick report I am disgusted,” tweeted Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of clergy ... Read More »

The Life Ahead

The Life Ahead

NEW YORK (CNS) — Six years after her most recent role in her son Edoardo Ponti’s film “Human Voice,” fabled actress Sophia Loren returns to the screen in “The Life Ahead” (Netflix). Already playing in theaters, the Italian-language drama, subtitled in English, will be available on the streaming service beginning Nov. 13. The pleasure with which viewers might otherwise greet ... Read More »

Church in Trinidad advocates planting crops to boost food security

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CNS) — Archbishop Jason Gordon of Port of Spain has been calling on people to grow more food in recent months. His encouragement has been particularly urgent following widespread job losses in Trinidad beginning with a state-ordered lockdown in March in response to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. Thousands of new clients have flocked to Catholic ... Read More »

Eta deluges Central America, Mexico, leaving scores dead, thousands homeless

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of Hurricane Eta, which deluged Central America, claimed at least 50 lives and caused widespread flooding and property damage. After reciting the Angelus Nov. 8, he referred to a flag in the audience and said, “I see a flag there that makes me think of the people of Central ... Read More »

Biden quotes priest’s hymn ‘On Eagle’s Wings’ in victory speech

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Father Michael Joncas was watching President-elect Joe Biden’s victory speech Nov. 7, but not even he was expecting Biden to quote from his well-known hymn “On Eagle’s Wings.” Biden gave an fairly lengthy introduction to the hymn in his remarks. “In the last days of the campaign, I began thinking about a hymn that means a lot ... Read More »

Martin Eden

NEW YORK (CNS) — “The more he studied, the more vistas he caught of fields of knowledge yet unexplored, and the regret that days were only twenty-four hours long became a chronic complaint with him.” So wrote Jack London of the eponymous working-class hero of his 1909 novel “Martin Eden,” the story of one man’s desperate attempt to better himself ... Read More »

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