- Jun 13, 2021
Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards and his wife are taking a trip to Rome, but it is not a tourist adventure, and the state is not paying for their part of the travel. Instead Edwards is going with other lawmakers to meet with an order of nuns working to combat human trafficking. They say it is worth the expense to the state of the police body guards who will travel with the governor.
Jude Law, star of HBO’s new series “The Young Pope” says, “At the core of our series is its humanity. We penetrate the layers of curiosity and intrigue surrounding the very human institution of the Catholic Church, and explore how people interact within it.”
Prosecutors say 58-year-old Michelle Medrick embezzled the funds sometime between 2008 and last year. Medrick admitted to writing nearly 1,500 checks made payable to “cash” from Catholic Charities’ account.
The Saltillo Diocese in northern Mexico said it was informed by authorities about the discovery of the body of Father Joaquin Hernandez Sifuentes, missing since Jan. 3. The diocese did not release any other information, and there was no comment from the state prosecutors’ office.
Father John Gallagher claims he was “ostracized” by the diocese of West Palm Beach after calling the police to investigate a fellow priest who showed child-porn images to 14-year-old parishioner. Father Joseph Palimattom was convicted, spent six months in jail and was deported home to India.
A gay teacher sued a Roman Catholic school in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday for firing him after he announced his wedding to a man, the latest in a series of legal fights over anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for 6 million women who cannot obtain them, officials said Wednesday, in a move expected to be opposed by the bishops of the world’s third largest Catholic nation.
At least 31 priests have been slain in Mexico since 2006, and now the country’s bishops are calling on authorities to intensify the search for Father Joaquin Hernandez Sifuentes, a parish priest in the northern state of Coahuila that has been plagued by drug cartel violence.