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New, Now, Next: Pope introduces new sex abuse laws

By Gwen Baumgardner (Anchor), Ben Burke (Producer), Mack Pittman (Editor)

Pope Francis introduces new Vatican laws regarding sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

Australian softball team becomes among the first to arrive in Japan for the delayed 2020 Olympic Games.

President Biden marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre.

A 46-page blueprint draft reveals plans for sweeping immigration change in the U.S.

For a look at some of the new olympic sports this year, check out Taylor’s story here.

For more on policy regarding migrant children at the border, check out Jimmie’s story here.

Gwen Baumgardner: NEW — THE POPE — CRACKING DOWN ON SEX ABUSE WITHIN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

NOW — REMEMBERING A TRAGEDY — 100 YEARS LATER.

AND NEXT — A PLAN FOR SWEEPING IMMIGRATION REFORM.

I’M GWEN BAUMGARDNER WITH STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS — FILLING YOU IN ON WHAT’S NEW — NOW — AND NEXT.

WE START WITH A NEW CHANGE IN LAW FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

POPE FRANCIS HAS CHANGED CHURCH LAW TO CRIMINALIZE THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF ADULTS – NOT JUST CHILDREN- BY PRIESTS WHO ABUSE THEIR AUTHORITY.

THE LAW ALSO APPLIES TO OTHERS WHO HOLD CHURCH OFFICE — SUCH AS SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND PARISH LEADERS.

THE CHANGES ARE PART OF THE VATICAN’S CODE OF LAW…AN IN-HOUSE LEGAL SYSTEM FOR THE CATHOLIC CHUCH.

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press Vatican correspondent: “It also explicitly says that a bishop can be removed from office if he fails to report these crimes to Church authorities. There’s no penalty if he fails to report it to police but if he fails to report it internally he can be removed from the office.”

Gwen Baumgardner: THE VATICAN ALSO CRIMINALIZED THE “GROOMING” OF KIDS OR VULNERABLE ADULTS. THE NEW LAW TAKES EFFECT IN DECEMBER.

WE HAVE NEW VIDEO FROM JAPAN… WITH JUST 7 WEEKS UNTIL THE TOKYO GAMES.

THE AUSTRALIAN SOFTBALL TEAM TOUCHED DOWN TODAY — MAKING THEM ONE OF THE EARLIEST ARRIVALS FOR THE POSTPONED OLYMPICS.
THEIR ARRIVAL COMES AS PRESSURE MOUNTS ON ORGANIZERS.
POLLS IN JAPAN SHOW A MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WANT THE OLYMPICS DELAYED AGAIN — OR EVEN CANCELED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.
AS TOKYO — OSAKA — AND OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY ARE UNDER STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDERS UNTIL JUNE 20TH. OLYMPIC ORGANIZERS HAVE DENIED PLANS TO POSTPONE.

IF THE OLYMPICS DO GO ON — THERE ARE SOME NEW SPORTS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT. YOU CAN WATCH TAYLOR KNIGHT’S LATEST PIECE BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW.

RIGHT NOW — THE PRESIDENT IS IN TULSA — TO COMMEMORATE AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY.

THIS IS PRESIDENT BIDEN AS HE ARRIVED IN OKLAHOMA THIS AFTERNOON.
HE’S THERE TO MARK THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TULSA RACE MASSACRE.

HUNDREDS OF BLACK RESIDENTS WERE ATTACKED — AND THEIR BUSINESSES BURNED DOWN.
IT WIPED OUT A THRIVING BLACK COMMUNITY KNOWN AS “BLACK WALL STREET”.

CEREMONIES TO HONOR THE MASSACRE’S VICTIMS GOT UNDERWAY OVER THE WEEKEND.

REP. SHEILA JACKSON LEE // (D) TEXAS: “We too are Americans. We too deserve, we too should be memorialized. We too should be repaired, restored, and there is, as the church said yesterday, no reconciliation without justice.”

PRESIDENT BIDEN IS THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO PARTICIPATE IN REMEMBRANCES OF THE MASSACRE.
AS PART OF HIS VISIT — HE IS ANNOUNCING MEASURES TO HELP NARROW THE WEALTH GAP BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE AMERICANS.

THE NEXT THING TO LOOK OUT FOR — POTENTIAL CHANGES TO AMERICA’S IMMIGRATION POLICY.

THE NEW YORK TIMES GOT A HOLD OF A 46-PAGE DRAFT BLUEPRINT.
IT MAPS OUT THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S PLANS TO SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND THE LEGAL IMMIGRATION SYSTEM.
ACCORDING TO THAT BLUEPRINT — THERE WOULD BE SHORTER — SIMPLER FORMS — AND FEWER SECURITY HOOPS FOR APPLICANTS.
IMMIGRANTS WOULD ALSO HAVE MORE CHANCES TO SECURE WORK VISAS.

UNFAMILIAR WITH THE CURRENT IMMIGRATION POLICY? JIMMIE JOHNSON EXPLAINS WHAT’S HAPPENING TO MIGRANT CHILDREN AT THE BORDER. VIEW HIS GET THIS STRAIGHT BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW.

THAT’S WHAT’S NEW — NOW — AND NEXT.
I’M GWEN BAUMGARDNER.
FOR MORE NEWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY — KEEP IT HERE ON STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS DOT COM.

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Pope Francis introduces new Vatican laws regarding sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

Australian softball team becomes among the first to arrive in Japan for the delayed 2020 Olympic Games.

President Biden marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre.

A 46-page blueprint draft reveals plans for sweeping immigration change in the U.S.

For a look at some of the new olympic sports this year, check out Taylor’s story here.

For more on policy regarding migrant children at the border, check out Jimmie’s story here.