- Aug 12, 2020
Keramlis, a Christian town on the Nineveh plains in northern Iraq, fell to the Islamic State in August 2014. Now the town is liberated, and Christians are returning to its churches under the protection of armed Assyrian militias.
A priest who was abducted in Mexico has been found alive after three days, but “with notable signs of torture,” the Roman Catholic Church in Mexico said Sunday, after angry residents burned part of the town hall and a police patrol truck while demanding the release of the priest.
Bishop Patrick J. Zurek of Amarillo, Texas, has launched an investigation of Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life following a controversy over a pro-Trump video by Pavone that displayed an aborted fetus on a church altar.
The parents of a man who killed himself years after alleged sexual abuse by a St. Louis-area priest said Thursday they’re hopeful that settlement of their lawsuit against the Archdiocese of St. Louis will help other victims come forward, without disclosing details of the agreement.
The Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a lawsuit against the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire because it won’t allow students to fulfill their community service requirement with activities at a Catholic parish at the school.
The Vatican on Monday denounced the decision of a priest in China’s underground Catholic Church to be ordained bishop without the pope’s approval, in what some China-watchers believe reflects fear among underground Catholics that a deal with Beijing could compromise their religious freedom.