In itself, news yesterday that a judge in Kentucky has allowed a lawsuit naming the Vatican as a defendant in a sex abuse case to proceed is not a thunderclap. A handful of lower courts have made similar rulings, but no American appeals court has ever upheld a challenge to the Holy See’s sovereign immunity, and most legal scholars believe it’s a long-shot this time around.
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- Hundreds gather to press for immigration reform
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- Exhibit showcases German artist's version of saintly and secular female subjects
- Special Section [Newspaper only]: Spirituality
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