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In which US states are Catholic dioceses being investigated for Sexual Abuse? With this announcement, Wisconsin will join at least 22 other states that have launched investigations into sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and others in position of leadership. Here are the states which I have been able to narrow down as to date (officially investigations only): ...


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Clergy can involve themselves in politics insofar as it doesn't detract from their pastoral duties (not that pastoral duties don't include educating the faithful on politics). Pope Leo XIII wrote in his 1882 encyclical "on the conditions in Spain", Cum multa, that […] it is not conduct consonant with the duties of the priesthood to give oneself up ...


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The Johnson Amendment is a provision in the U.S. tax code, since 1954, that prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Section 501(c)(3) organizations are the most common type of nonprofit organization in the United States, ranging from charitable foundations to universities and churches. The amendment ...


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Yes, there are policies about this. The General Handbook issued to church members and leaders has direct language on the subject in section 20, section 35, and section 38, with 38 being the most relevant for this question. To summarize them, church property can be used for voter registration or for polling, under certain conditions. Church property cannot be ...


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