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Dutch bishops: Media report on abuse was old news; safeguards in place

The Dutch bishops' conference said it had worked to prevent further sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, but said a recent report by a leading newspaper was "old news."

Letters to the Editor: Bishops doing penance. Women cardinals, a reform we can back. Inspired preaching.

Welcome to our online letters to the editor column. It's online but based on the old-fashioned letters to the editor format: Send me your thoughts and ideas, reactions and responses. I will collect them, curate them, and post a collection to the NCR Today blog.

Admitted abuser removed from university post in Canada

A liturgical canonist and teacher who had admitted abusing a minor while serving as an associate pastor in the United States is no longer teaching at the Canadian pontifical university where he had been a full professor.

V Encuentro opens with celebration, prayer and Pope Francis' blessing

Halfway through four-year encuentro consultations, Hispanic Catholic delegates from throughout the United States gather for national discussion and reflection Sept. 20-23 in Texas.

Detroit Archdiocese welcomes investigation into Michigan dioceses

Michigan's attorney general has opened an investigation into the handling of sexual abuse by clergy in all of Michigan's seven Catholic dioceses, as well as any attempts to cover up those claims dating back to the 1950s.

NCR Podcast: Young Catholics on healing from the clergy sex abuse crisis

Listen: Columnist Brian Harper, contributor Julie Bourbon and theologian Annie Selak explain why many young Catholics are urging for reform instead of leaving the faith.

In homily, Calif. priest says he was abused, hears from dozens of victims

To be a voice for victims of clerical sexual abuse, Fr. Brendan McGuire realized he had to come to terms with the abuse he suffered at the hands of a priest when he was 18. It was a secret he had held for 35 years.

Campus Notebook: Renamings; Creighton plans for Phoenix; craft beer degree

College roundup: Stanford removes Serra's name from several campus spots; St. Vincent College removes accused abuser's name from center; Catholics at Berkeley Law oppose Kavanaugh.

Cardinal Tobin withdraws from upcoming synod

The leader of one of the U.S. dioceses stung this summer by the sex abuse crisis has asked Pope Francis to relieve his appointment as a delegate to next month's synod on the youth and has withdrawn from the upcoming world gathering.

Father Brett Kavanaugh would be suspended and investigated

Were Brett Kavanaugh a Catholic priest being considered for promotion to bishop, or a bishop looking to become cardinal, his promotion would be dead in the water until his name was cleared.