(RNS) The church has no more power over a priest than any corporation has over an employee. A priest or bishop can refuse to accept punishment and simply walk away.
NEW YORK (RNS) The Rev. Frank Pavone said defeating Hillary Clinton to stop abortion is so important that his Facebook post was justified and not a sacrilege, as critics claim.
NEW YORK — The arbitration scheme, which was put into place by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, represents a novel approach to compensating victims of predator priests.
NEW YORK (RNS) Cardinal Edward Egan was never beloved by priests or parishioners as were the men who preceded and followed him in office, but he also had a tough job to do.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (RNS) The downsizing in New York is not unique: Dioceses across the Northeast and Midwest that were once the cradle of U.S. Catholicism are facing declining donations and participation in church life.