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Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CNS)

The letter, Iuvenescit Ecclesia, regarding the relationship between hierarchical and charismatic gifts in the life and the mission of the Church has been sent to bishops by the CDF

'The abuse crisis was caused by abusers in the first place, but the crisis became a catastrophe because many bishops were not properly capable of oversight' (CNS)

The Pope’s new set of canons are significant because they locate the epicenter of the abuse crisis in the episcopacy

Pope Francis offers a meditation on mercy at St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica yesterday (AP)

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Pope Francis greets a new priest during the ordination Mass of 11 priests in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican  (CNS)

Pope Francis ordained 11 new priests in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday

The Altoona-Johnstown diocese adminstration building (AP)

A state grand jury found two former bishops helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by more than 50 clergy over a 40-year period in Altoona-Johnstown diocese

The Club: if you’ve got the stomach for this Chilean film, you’ll be richly rewarded

Pablo Larrain’s latest film about a group of disgraced priests refuses to offer easy answers

The author with Patti Fordyce outside Westminster Cathedral today (© Westminster Cathedral)

When we saw a protest for women’s ordination outside a Chrism Mass, we knew we had to offer a response

St. Bernadine Monestary in Hollidaysburg (AP)

The men have been charged in connection with a two-year investigation into sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

Oksana Vydash holds her goddaughter Veronika Victoria Shalai during her baptism at St Mary's Assumption Ukrainian Catholic Church in St Louis (CNS)

The new figures have been revealed in the 2016 Vatican yearbook

Pontifical North American College seminarians celebrate after winning the Clericus Cup in Rome in 2013 (CNS)

The Clericus Cup competition began on Saturday