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Chris Miller
February 13, 2020 - 11:09 am
Judge allows local TV stations, newspaper, to attend Feb. 20 hearing on Saints emails to Catholic archdiocese
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Gayle Benson
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Associated Press
February 12, 2020 - 10:28 am
Associated Press takes deeper look into ties between New Orleans Saints, Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, a New Orleans Saints helmet rests on the playing field before an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Associated Press
January 31, 2020 - 1:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that The Associated Press may be heard in a court dispute over whether to release hundreds of confidential emails that detail the New Orleans Saints' behind-the-scenes public relations work to help area Roman Catholic leaders deal with a sexual abuse crisis...
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Terrence Sample poses for a portrait in Baton Rouge, La., on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Sample, now 58, was a middle school student at St. Procopius Catholic school, when Father Terence Fitzmaurice took an interest in him. He was groomed, isolated and assaulted for several years. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Associated Press
January 04, 2020 - 2:19 pm
The Samples were a black Chicago family, with six children and few resources. The priest helped them with tuition, clothes, bills. He offered the promise of opportunities — a better life. He also abused all the children. They told no one. They were afraid of not being believed and of losing what...
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Pope Francis presides over a Mass for the solemnity of St. Mary at the beginning of the new year, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Associated Press
January 01, 2020 - 6:11 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is pinning much of his hopes for a more peaceful world in the new year on women, saying violence against them is akin to profaning God and calling for them to be increasingly involved in making major decisions. In his homily Wednesday in St. Peter's Basilica,...
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December 12, 2019 - 7:06 pm
A former Roman Catholic Church deacon in New Orleans has been indicted on a charge that he raped an altar boy 40 years ago. The New Orleans district attorney's office says in a news release that 84-year-old George Brignac was charged by a grand jury Thursday. Brignac was removed from the Catholic...
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Associated Press
October 27, 2019 - 8:45 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops from across the Amazon called Saturday for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in the region, an historic proposal that would upend centuries of Roman Catholic tradition. The majority of 180 bishops from nine Amazonian...
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Associated Press
October 11, 2019 - 5:53 am
(AP) — A large cross has disappeared from the wreckage of an African American church in Louisiana that was burned down in an arson case. News outlets report the white fiberglass cross belonged to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas. It was one of three historic churches set ablaze in arson...
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SIPA USA
Thomas Perumean
October 03, 2019 - 5:33 am
The three week synod at the Vatican will be attended by bishops mostly from South America. The aim is to bring more spiritual care to parishioners in the Amazon outback. And one of the ways they will consider meeting the need for more priests is allow married men to serve in the church. Though...
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Associated Press
September 27, 2019 - 8:07 am
(AP) -- In New Orleans, hope for justice seen in ex-deacon's arrest A man who says he was raped by a Roman Catholic deacon in New Orleans in the 1970s says he hopes the deacon's arrest will deter future clergy abuse. The former altar boy said Thursday that former deacon's George Brignac's...
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