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Bishops hear frank presentations, discussion on abuse crisis+

Roundup of day two of the bishops' annual meeting.

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Vote on proposed abuse protocols put on hold as bishops begin meeting+

"It is clear that the Holy See is taking seriously the abuse crisis in the church."

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Archbishop Gomez: ‘Pray hard’ for all affected by Calif. shooting+

"Only love can truly defeat evil. Love begets love, and peace begets peace, but anger, hatred and violence breed more of the same."

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U.S. urged to end funding of research using tissue from aborted babies+

The bishops' pro-life committee praised a decision by the Department of Health and Human Services to end a contract with a company "whose business is to procure aborted baby parts."

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Today is ‘hour of the laity,’ Archbishop Gomez tells V Encuentro delegates+

About 3,200 diocesan delegates, bishops and representatives Catholic organizations participated in four days of dialogue and consultation to discern the priority issues for Hispanic ministry.

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Ospino: Encuentro reflects ‘energy, maturity’ of a church ‘here to stay’+

Hispanics represent about 40 percent of U.S. Catholics and nearly 60 percent of millennial Catholics, according to research from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

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V Encuentro opens with procession, papal message, prayers for abuse victims+

The enthusiasm, compassion, the love and the joy of the Encuentro process is a means of grace.

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New Orleans ‘Hope Monstrance’ to visit U.S. communities hit by disasters+

The "Hope Monstrance," traveled in 2006 and 2007 to 140 churches across Louisiana and Mississippi to promote the city's Katrina recovery and the power of perpetual adoration.

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As abuse crisis continues, pope to meet with USCCB officers, Vatican says+

The overarching goal in all of this is stronger protections against predators in the church and anyone who would conceal them.

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USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio’s questions+

The more she is buffeted by storms, the more I am reminded that the church's firm foundation is Jesus Christ. The failures of men cannot diminish the light of the Gospel.

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