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Documents show Cardinal Dolan — top U.S. Catholic official — shielded pedophile priests

By Brendan O’Brien and Geoffrey Davidian MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Roman Catholic Church officials in Milwaukee vigorously shielded pedophile priests and protected church funds from lawsuits during a decades-long sex abuse scandal, according to hundreds of documents released on Monday. The documents include letters and deposition testimony from Cardinal and Archbishop…

Archbishop Dolan says Obama gave him ‘promises’ on birth control

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Timothy Dolan, a senior U.S. Roman Catholic leader, said on Thursday President Barack Obama “gave me promises” during a White House meeting in November as Dolan pressed the Church’s criticism of a new Obama administration rule requiring health insurance plans to cover birth control. Dolan, the archbishop…

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