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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington promulgated liturgical norms

The US bishops allowed a gay woman to become a foster parent. The broader meaning is unclear.

Kelly Easter won her legal battle to become a foster parent to refugee children. But Easter still feels like she's "in limbo."

"I don't know what to make of it," Easter said of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' explanation earlier this year that "a misunderstanding" caused one of its subcontracting agencies in 2020 to deny her application to become a foster parent because she is gay.

Easter and one of her lawyers told NCR that they tried to find out how that misunderstanding happened. They also attempted to learn if the bishops' conference would move to revoke her foster license if Easter, who is single, begins dating or marries a woman.

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In Canada, Pope Francis tells Indigenous people he is 'deeply sorry' for abusive schools

Pope Francis on July 25 said he was "deeply sorry" for the Catholic Church's "catastrophic" involvement in the "cultural destruction" of Canada's Indigenous peoples through its participation in running the country's residential schools.

"I humbly beg forgiveness for the evil committed by so many Christians against the Indigenous peoples," Francis said during a solemn meeting with Indigenous representatives, while visiting the former site of one of the largest residential schools in the country.

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