VATICAN CITY (RNS) — 'This is a tremendous step forward in transparency' and for the rights of victims and the accused, said a veteran canon lawyer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo stepped aside amid mounting calls for his ouster from his staff, priests and public over his handling of allegations of clergy sexual misconduct.
BALTIMORE (RNS) — The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has elected Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, California, a naturalized US citizen who emigrated from Mexico and is outspoken on immigration issues, as its new president.
(RNS) — The recent Amazon synod has exposed just how far conservative Catholicism has been reshaped in the image of American evangelicalism.
(AP) — Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, an immigrant from Mexico, is widely expected to win election as the first Hispanic president of the bishops' national conference.
(RNS) — Bishops and other influential Catholics should be at the front of the line when laborers strike to demand just wages.
(AP) — Three judges could acquit he 78-year-old former Vatican finance minister, order a retrial or they could reject his appeal.
(RNS) — The nation's Catholic bishops include racist behavior among the sins that 'may legitimately disqualify a candidate from receiving support.'
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Established during Pope Paul VI's 1969 visit to Uganda, the first by a pope in Africa, SECAM once consisted of fewer than 50 clerics. The symposium now brings together some 400 cardinals, archbishops, bishops and priests from 40 national and regional bodies.
(RNS) — The suggestion that 'ecology, economy, and politics' have nothing to do with the mission and mandate of the church is totally inconsistent with nearly 130 years of Catholic social doctrine.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 100 Cathedral students and other opponents of Thompson's actions held a prayer protest later Thursday outside the archdiocesan offices near downtown Indianapolis.
(RNS) — Thousands of women and girls in Africa’s newest nation who have suffered brutal sexual violence have been rejected by their families on their return to their communities.
BALTIMORE (RNS) — Some prelates at the USCCB's spring meeting, however, made clear that they support lay involvement regardless.
KOCHI, India (RNS) — Only after five of the victim's fellow nuns staged a 15-day protest outside Kerala’s high court building in Kochi last summer was the bishop, who denies the charges, arrested and eventually charged.
SAO PAULO (RNS) — The flow of refugees has overwhelmed efforts to meet Pope Francis' call to provide 'hospitality and acceptance' for immigrants.
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