Articles by The Catholic Sun

Canon lawyers explain how Vatican abuse trials function

By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Any member of the clergy accused of the sexual abuse of a minor is tried according to procedures outlined in the Code of Canon Law and specific norms spelled out in “Sacramentorum Sanctitatis Tutela” (“Safeguarding the Sanctity of the…


Cardinal O’Malley calls for investigation at Boston seminary

By Rhina Guidos | Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Archbishop of Boston said in an Aug. 10 statement that he has asked the rector of its main archdiocesan St. John Seminary to go on sabbatical leave immediately and is asking for an investigation of allegations made on social…


World must not forget suffering of Ukraine and its people, says prelate

By Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Since 2014 Ukraine “has been a victim of relentless military aggression” and suffered countless human tragedies, but now the media’s attention has shifted away from the country to other conflict zones, the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church said in an address in…



Comparing the attempts to legalize abortion in Ireland and Argentina

By Charlie Camosy Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — Early in the morning of Aug. 9, Argentina’s Senate soundly defeated a measure to legalize abortion through 14 weeks of pregnancy. (Their current law permits abortion in cases of sexual violence and to protect the mother’s health.) The intense debate…





Fear, uncertainty lead to a ‘do-it-yourself’ religion, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like the ancient Israelites, Christians today also can fall into the temptation of creating their own idols when difficulties and uncertainties arise, Pope Francis said. “To escape precariousness human nature looks for a ‘do-it-yourself’ religion. If God does not…