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  1. As Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis Deepens, Conservative Circles Blame Gay Priests
    Some conservative Catholics are blaming clergy sex abuse on gay priests, citing "homosexual networks" in the church. The argument reflects wider cultural and political conflict in Catholic circles.
  2. Memoirist: Evangelical Purity Movement Sees Women's Bodies As A 'Threat'
    In Pure, Linda Kay Klein reflects on the "deep, long-lasting shame" caused by churches that claim women and girls are responsible for the sexual desires of men.
  3. What The Yom Kippur Fast Means To A Man Who's Known Hunger
    Shadrach Mugoya Levi is the spiritual leader of a community of Uganda Jews. After a year of study in Jerusalem, he says he's more prepared than ever for the Day of Atonement.
  4. Pope Meets With Church Leaders Amid New Sex Abuse Allegations
    Pope Francis met with a delegation of U.S. Catholic Church leaders. The pope also announced that he's calling an unprecedented meeting in February of more than 100 bishops from around the world.
  5. U.S. Leaders Of 'Lacerated' Catholic Church Meet Pope To Discuss Sex Abuse Crisis
    As Pope Francis grapples with a growing scandal, an accused bishop has resigned in West Virginia and a new study has emerged documenting the scale of clerical abuse in Germany.
  6. Congregation Remembers Botham Jean
    Botham Jean, the man shot to death in his own apartment by a Dallas police officer, is being remembered by his faith community.
  7. Pope Meets U.S. Bishops In Rome Over Sex Abuse
    Pope Francis is meeting with U.S. archbishops Thursday about the sex abuse crisis and in particular the accusations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, formerly the archbishop of Washington, D.C.
  8. Pope Summons Bishops To Meeting On Sexual Abuse
    Pope Francis is set to meet with a group of U.S. cardinals and bishops Thursday in Rome, to discuss the roiling clergy sex abuse scandal and the role some bishops played in its cover-up.
  9. Pope To Meet With U.S. Church Leaders Over Clergy Sex Abuse
    The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, will meet in Rome with Pope Francis and other church leaders to discuss further investigations into abuse.
  10. Catholic Clergyman Calls For Cardinal Wuerl To Resign
    NPR's Michel Martin asks James Garcia, a deacon at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C., to explain his open letter calling on Cardinal Donald Wuerl to resign.
  11. New Jersey Launches Investigation Into Clergy Abuse In The State's Catholic Dioceses
    New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about his decision to establish a task force to investigate clergy sex abuse.
  12. Morning News Brief: Brett Kavanaugh, Alex Jones
    It's Day 4 of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings. Twitter bans conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. New York and New Jersey launch probes into Catholic Church sex abuse allegations.
  13. Why Evil Nuns Have Tormented Audiences For Centuries
    Bless us, Sister, for audiences will have the living bejesus scared out of them when The Nun opens in cinemas nationwide on Friday.
  14. New York, New Jersey Investigating Sex Abuse And Cover-Ups By Clergy
    The attorneys general for both states have launched active investigations into abuse allegations. Last month, a grand jury report from Pennsylvania detailed abuse by more than 300 Catholic priests.
  15. Catholic Schools And Parents Grapple With Whether To Address Abuse Report
    Some parents and administrators don't feel it's their place to discuss a recent report on clergy sex abuse with young children. But are providing a space for students to voice their concerns.
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