Here is your Religion News roundup for today:
By David Gibson
Reprinted with permission
"Not quite the “Vatileaks” scandal, but documents show Cardinal Dolan tried to pay off abusers so they would leave the priesthood. The New York Times and other outlets report that the $20,000 payments were authorized while Dolan was archbishop of Milwaukee.
At the time Dolan called reports of such payments “false, preposterous and unjust.” He hasn't responded to media requests so far. Stay tuned.
The Holy Spirit? Smart PR? Or karmic blowback from the Vatican's curial disasters? The Vatican ambassador to the U.S., exiled from Rome for allegedly trying to clean up the Vatican, opens his doors to pro-nun protesters.
The author of the Vatican tell-all said it was more than the butler – Gianluigi Nuzzi had up to 20 informants inside."
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