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Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, June 6, 2021

OPINION: Abuse laws come 40 years too late for Catholic Church

Hayley DeSilva, Staff Writer June 6, 2021

After thousands of reported cases of sexual abuse, the Vatican has finally updated its canon laws for handling cases within the Church — standards which haven’t been touched since the 1980s.  The...

This October 1968 family photo shows Katie Bowman as a child, right, in her room in Waterloo, Iowa. Bowman’s parents welcomed into their religious home three priests who molested her, she said, starting when she was around 4, a few months after this photo was made.

Victims, reports say boards to review church abuse flawed

November 22, 2019

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with...

Pope Francis walks past statues depicting naked pregnant women as he arrives to attend a tree planting rite with members of Amazon indigenous populations in the Vatican gardens, Oct. 4, 2019.

Vatican considers nixing celibacy requirements

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor October 28, 2019

Bishops voted on the penultimate day of a synod for Amazonian clergy to suggest that Pope Francis should loosen the celibacy requirement for some priests in the Amazon to promote interest in priesthood....

DePaul and Loyola respond to sexual abuse coverup

DePaul and Loyola respond to sexual abuse coverup

Marin Scott, Nation & World Editor September 17, 2018

It has been a month since the grand jury report was released, revealing that the Catholic Church has covered up the systemic sexual abuse of children by priests over 70 years in Pennsylvania. This revelation...

Priest speaks about racism

Priest speaks about racism

Jack Chelsky October 10, 2016

When Father Simon Kim spoke Thursday at Cortelyou Commons about racism within the Catholic Church, the campus climate had changed from the last time he spoke at the university in 2015. DePaul’s Center...

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