Catholic Church in Crisis

News coverage and Beliefnet articles on the clergy sexual abuse scandals rocking America's Catholic Church.

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(April 26)

Cardinal Law Opposes Formation of Parish Groups

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Bishop after bishop wrestled with questions of forgiveness and accountability. There was even a mention of purgatory.
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