"Pope Francis has been accused by a former top Vatican official of covering up sex abuse in the Catholic Church for years. Francis, who at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland over the weekend apologized to the faithful for cover-ups from others, has since given an enigmatic response to the accusations." - CPost
"It's a shift for the church, which used to consider the death penalty a "means of safeguarding the common good" in response to 'certain crimes.'" - Church Now Formally Opposes Death Penalty In All Cases
"Kavanaugh’s inclusion on the court would preserve the Catholic majority, with six justices reared and formed in that tradition. (Neil Gorsuch attends an Episcopal Church but grew up Catholic and attended the same Catholic high school as Kavanaugh.)" - RNS
For survivors of sexual abuse by priests, the change has been dramatic. Frank Meuers, state director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, for example, recalls just six years ago when he accompanied a woman to the chancery lobby to report sexual abuse by a priest. A staff person came out and yelled, “Get out, you troublemakers!” he said.