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Pennsylvania Dioceses Paid $84M to 564 Clergy Abuse Victims

Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse, a tally that’s sure to grow substantially in the new year as compensation fund administrators work through a backlog of claims, according to an Associated Press...
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Pope Francis Appoints New Catholic Leader in Fresno

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed a new bishop to lead the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, the Most Rev. Joseph V. Brennan, who is one of five auxiliary bishops in the LA archdiocese. Brennan has served 39 years in the Los Angeles area, most recently as t...

On Reformation Day, is Martin Luther a Civil Rights Leader?

Opinion by Pastor Mark Schewe Pastor Mark Schewe of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Clovis. Happy Reformation 500! It’s amazing, historically, that the memory and influence of a man could be felt so strongly 500 years later. As the year 2000 approach...