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Vatican tells U.S. bishops not to vote on proposals to tackle sexual abuse, spurns lay and civil investigations – The Washington Post

BALTIMORE — The Vatican stymied a plan by America’s Catholic leaders to confront sexual abuse, insisting in a surprise directive on Monday morning that U.S. bishops postpone their efforts to hold bishops more responsible in the abuse cases that have scourged the church. Bishops attending the annual meeting of the …

The Conservative Resistance Inside the Vatican | The New Republic

Some Catholic leaders are using the sex abuse crisis to unseat Pope Francis. In August, in a letter published in the National Catholic Register, Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò blamed the Roman Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis on gay priests who “act under the concealment of secrecy and lies with the power of …