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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Should the Catholic Church pay reparations to sex-abuse victims?

In a dark time, Hispanic summit seems a point of light
Crux: V Encuentro summit introduced bishops and the wider Church to the dynamism and promise of Hispanic Catholics.

A scholar of forgiveness explains what makes a good public apology for sexual misconduct
Vox: Theologian L. Gregory Jones, the dean of the Duke University Divinity School, on why "forgiveness should always be a gift."

Should the Catholic Church pay reparations to sex-abuse victims?
The Atlantic: The Church is offering to pay people who can credibly say they were abused as children, but who can no longer file a lawsuit because the statute of limitations has passed.

These religious practices by kids are linked to better well-being as young adults
The Deseret News: Youths who regularly attend religious services, pray or meditate may get a well-being boost that sticks around into young adulthood, according to a new Harvard study that joins a body of research showing benefits from religiosity.

Dallas Theological Seminary settles latest lawsuit over graduate who sexually abused North Texas boys
Dallas News: An evangelical seminary in Dallas has settled a fourth lawsuit claiming that it knowingly allowed a child molester to graduate, enabling him to have access to boys he'd rape years later as a North Texas pastor.

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