Groups for survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy in the Cologne and Trier dioceses welcomed Cardinal Reinhard Marx's decision not to receive one of Germany's top awards for public service — akin to an Anglo-Saxon knighthood. "It shows that churchly princes also are finally glancing at the people harmed," said Peter Bringmann-Henselder of a Cologne diocese advisory group, referring to the many children abused in the past by priests. Herman Schell of a Trier abuse victims group, calling itself Missbits, said Marx's renunciation showed earnest candor, but irritation lingered over the cardinal's reticence to explain his role in protecting perpetrators and trivializing abuse during his term as Trier bishop between 2002 and 2008. Marx, a bishop in Munich since 2008 , and from 2014 until 2020 chair of Germany's Catholic Bishops Conference (DBK), had been due next Friday to receive Germany's top Order of Merit with Star — awarded to his DBK predecessors Robert … [Read more...] about German Catholic cardinal abandons medal over church abuse legacy
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ROME — Each bishop must decide whether to allow pro-abortion politicians to receive Holy Communion rather than the U.S. Bishops’ Conference (USCCB), Jesuit Cardinal Michael Czerny said Thursday. In the midst of debate over a common U.S. policy regarding Communion for President Joe Biden, a Catholic who has actively sought to expand abortion rights and funding, Cardinal Czerny told Religion News Service (RNS) that the USCCB is not the body to make that ruling. “It’s not up to bishops in general to make these decisions, it’s the bishop of the person,” said Czerny, the undersecretary of the Vatican’s office for Migrants and Refugees. In situations “where the government is claiming that it has the church’s support for some measure that we really can’t accept at all, that would be an example where the bishop would have to stand up,” the cardinal said, “but it’s up to the bishop.” Joe Biden’s presidency has thrust into the limelight the issue of Holy Communion for pro-abortion … [Read more...] about Jesuit Cardinal Says Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians a Matter for Each Bishop
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“I feel like there are more reasons to be excited about improvised music today than at any time during my 41 years on the planet,” the jazz critic Nate Chinen tells Rolling Stone . He has a point, and you don’t need to be a diehard fan of the genre to appreciate it. Crossover stars such as Kamasi Washington and Esperanza Spalding are receiving generous mainstream attention, alongside innovators like pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Mary Halvorson. Meanwhile, Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and others are seamlessly fusing hip-hop, R&B and electronica with their jazz mastery, introducing elements of a century-old art form to new audiences. And five nights a week on national television, Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste showcases his ebullient New Orleans spirit alongside Stephen Colbert. In short, the contemporary jazz scene is bursting with promise — but how did we get here? See Also Review: Kamasi Washington's New … [Read more...] about What’s Behind the New Jazz Resurgence?
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Martin Luther King Jr. is known for his influence across the United States, but he also had a powerful connection to the Southland, making several trips to Los Angeles during the civil rights movement. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a group of Watts residents in South Los Angeles on Aug. 18, 1965, and tells them he is “here to support you because you supported me in the South.” (Getty Images) “A lot of people just don’t know how King was tied to Los Angeles,” Najuma Smith Pollard, a pastor and program manager at USC, told CBSLA’s Suzanne Marques. READ MORE: Burbank Cancels Outdoor Face Covering Order Dr. King spoke at USC in 1967, but by that time, he had been making trips to L.A. for more than a decade. “He came here as early as, I believe 1956, when he visited Jefferson High School,” Pollard said. He also grand marshalled a parade through South L.A. on that trip. The following year, the Baptist preacher gave a sermon at Second … [Read more...] about Martin Luther King Jr. Had Strong Relationship With LA During Civil Rights Movement