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Theodore McCarrick dismissed from the clerical state...

As had been widely expected, the Vatican today announced it had removed Theodore Edgar McCarrick from the clerical state. In a short statement, the Vatican said at the end of a penal process, the Congresso — a weekly meeting of superiors and officials of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith — issued a decree finding McCarrick guilty of committing “delicts” while a cleric...

Facing breast cancer like a man...

No one enjoys flummoxing their doctor, unless it’s some singular distinction of good health, like having perfect cholesterol levels, or never having taken an antibiotic in one’s entire life. I can claim neither. But I do have an exceptional family medical history. My mother died suddenly due to complications of lung cancer surgery at the age of 51...

A first look at ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’...

Nine years ago, How to Train Your Dragon threw together Vikings, dragons and a standard-issue Junior Knows Best plot, and came up with something pretty cool. If it was about time-worn themes of overcoming prejudice and accepting differences, it was also about young Viking Hiccup’s journey of self-discovery as an inventor and student of natural philosophy...

Once again, Cardinal O'Malley has found himself in the middle of a crisis.....

A few years after Seán O’Malley took over the Archdiocese of Boston in 2003, at the peak of the clergy sexual-abuse crisis in America, he led novenas of penance at nine of the city’s most affected parishes. At each church he visited, he lay facedown on the floor before the altar, begging for forgiveness. This is how O’Malley has spent his life in ministry: cleaning up after pedophile priests and their apologists...

‘It Will Cause a Scandal’ — The Pope and Cardinal O’Malley clash over sex-abuse crisis...

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, chief adviser to Pope Francis on protecting children from sexual abuse, called a meeting with top papal aides in 2017, concerned the Vatican wasn’t living up to its promise of “zero tolerance.” An appeals panel set up by the pope had reduced the punishments of a number of Catholic priests found guilty of abusing minors...

Cardinal Kevin Farrell named new camerlengo by Pope Francis...

Pope Francis Thursday nominated a new camerlengo, Irish-American Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and a former bishop of Dallas. Cardinal Farrell’s responsibilities as camerlengo will include overseeing the preparations for a papal conclave and managing the administration of the Holy See in the period between a pope’s death or renunciation and the election of a new pope...

Ignatius Press turns 40 years old...

In a celebration in St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco this past November, the founders, staff, and several authors recalled the many books and initiatives that have poured forth from that dynamic and innovative source of insight and wisdom known as Ignatius Press. Since its founding in 1978, the Press has published some 39 million books...

Impossible cookware and other triumphs of the Penrose tile...

In 1974, Roger Penrose, a British mathematician, created a revolutionary set of tiles that could be used to cover an infinite plane in a pattern that never repeats. In 1982, Daniel Shechtman, an Israeli crystallographer, discovered a metallic alloy whose atoms were organized unlike anything ever observed in materials science. Penrose garnered public renown on a scale rarely seen in mathematics...

What the apparition of ‘Our Lady of America’ reportedly said about the U.S. in 1956...

Growing numbers of Americans are looking with horror at what has become of our Church and country. Moral confusion and indifference to human life is common. Legal boundaries continue to be stretched to favor abortion, same-sex marriage and pornography without limits. Finally, the Church seems to be rotting from within from a massive problem of homosexuality among the clergy...

When a mentally absent spouse is apportioned a third of a marriage...

Fans of “reality TV,” willing to be entertained by stories of exhibitionists behaving badly (and willingly) for a camera, some cash, and the most vulgar sort of celebrity notice, are being promised a new diversion, this time in the form of one husband’s decision to openly bring his mistress into his marriage because his wife suffers from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease...