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Day Three: Let's keep the webathon rolling

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This is the fifth year that we've come to Web readers asking for help to fund NCR's mission of providing independent Catholic journalism. We need to raise $100,000 this week to meet our funding needs. Each year, we’ve met or surpassed our goal, and this year should be no different.

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On the website today, you’re going to read an investigative piece by Jason Berry about how the hierarchy in Chile have handled allegations of sex abuse. He looks at the record of Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, who serves on Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals. Where else can you go to get that kind of reporting? Berry has 30 years of experience covering the church’s most significant contemporary scandal and is a regular NCR contributor.

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Francis’ Council of Cardinals is meeting in meeting in Rome today. We’ve got Joshua J. McElwee on the ground in Vatican City to bring us that story. McElwee delivered coverage of the papal canonizations over the weekend. He also broke the story earlier this month about the Vatican-ordered investigation of the archdiocese of Edinburgh. (See Disgraced cardinal's archdiocese subject of Vatican investigation.)

He just filed this story this morning: Cardinal Bertone defends new apartment, claims papal approval

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