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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Can the Catholic Church reform from within?

Sex scandals fester at unhealthy organizations, experts say
Associated Press: When bad things happen in institutions, the ingredients are already there to make things even worse.
The New Republic: Can the Catholic Church reform from within?

Francis says Catholic Church 'abandoned' children, letting them be abused
National Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis has acknowledged that the Catholic Church "did not act in a timely matter" to protect children from sexually abusive priests, saying in a letter to Catholics around the world that the church "abandoned" minors to those who would abuse them.
Crux: Pope vows accountability for sex abuse cover-ups but offers no new specifics

Evangelicals confront sex abuse problems in #MeToo era
Associated Press: As the Roman Catholic Church struggles with a new wave of clergy abuse cases, several prominent evangelical institutions have been rocked in recent weeks by their own sexual misconduct allegations.

Young people hear the call to rejuvenate ageing priesthood
The (London) Guardian: The number of young people applying to become Anglican priests has risen by almost a third after efforts by the Church of England to ensure its ageing population of vicars will have a new cohort to replace them.

Hajj 2018: the annual Islamic pilgrimage - in pictures
The (London) Guardian: Muslims from around the world have started the yearly ritual in Saudi Arabia, performing rites in and around the holy city of Mecca.

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