- Sep 20, 2020
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.
Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis issued a statement Tuesday urging aldermen to defeat a bill that would add “reproductive health decisions” to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance, which he warned could make it a “sanctuary city for abortion.”
Two Boston institutions are joining efforts to create a database of parish records of baptisms, marriages, confirmations, ordinations, first communions and other pivotal life events which they say will help people better research their ancestors and how they came to Boston.