- Feb 22, 2020
The latest charge of shoddy financial controls comes against the backdrop of a 2006 study by Villanova University, which found that 85 percent of dioceses in the United States had experienced some form of embezzlement within the previous five years, mostly at the parish level.
ALBERT LEA, Minn. — A bookkeeper has pleaded not guilty to charges that she stole nearly $200,000 from a Catholic church and school in Albert Lea, marking the latest incident suggesting to some observers a problem with lax financial controls in American Catholicism. Thirty-seven-year-old Ryan Mae McFarland of Austin entered
During the annual ceremony, top Eastern Orthodox clerics enter the Edicule, the small chamber marking the site of Jesus’ tomb.
An investigation began three years ago when victims approached the sheriff’s department. Attorney General Bill Schuette says Rapp’s prison sentence “hopefully offers some solace” to victims.
About 100 Kansas City-area worshipers have participated in a Catholic prayer service to seek spiritual healing over past sexual abuse within the local diocese.
Three Franciscan friars must stand trial on charges linked to their role in supervising a religious brother accused of molesting more than 100 children.