Catholic Church

Bishop Kevin Rhoades at a recent press conference in Fort Wayne regarding the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
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Bishop Kevin Rhoades is expected to release the names of priests and deacons within the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse tomorrow via the diocesan website.

Bishop Rhoades Cleared Of Misconduct Allegations

Sep 13, 2018
Bishop Kevin Rhoades at a recent press conference in Fort Wayne regarding the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
Rebecca Green / WBOI

 

Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese has been cleared of sexual misconduct allegations by the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania district attorney.

Diocese Promises Release Of Names Of Alleged Abusers

Aug 17, 2018
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Rebecca Green / WBOI/NIPR

The names of those credibly accused of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will soon be known.

 

Bishop Kevin Rhoades made the promise Friday afternoon, during a press conference called in response to the Pennsylvia grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church there.

 

Jae Lee / WBAA News

A recent study shows Republicans -- the group that elected Purdue University President Mitch Daniels to two terms as governor -- have a souring view of whether higher education is worth it anymore.

So on this edition of WBAA's Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels, we ask him why conservatives might see college as less of a good influence, even as Democrats see it as more and more worthwhile.

Barbara Brosher/Indiana Public Broadcasting

There are more than 140 Roman Catholic womenpriests worldwide.

But the Catholic Church doesn’t recognize them because of a longstanding policy that forbids the ordination of women.

As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Barbara Brosher reports, some hope a new commission Pope Francis formed will lead to change.

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