- Jun 19, 2021
The new saints include Elizabeth Hesselblad, a Lutheran convert who hid Jews during World War II and was proclaimed “Righteous Among the Nations” by Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust center.
Father Tom McMichael of St. Mary’s parish in Marysville, Washington, is one of roughly 200 married Catholic priests in America, mostly former Episcopalians and Lutherans.
The Archbishop of Agana in Guam calls abuse allegations by a deacon “intentional lies,” while the archdiocese has hired a law firm and is working with an independent investigator.
Francis has donated a pair of scooters to an elderly couple who lost their mobility due to diabetes and hypertension. An aid worker says, “The pope never stops amazing us.”
ALBANY, N.Y. — Farmworkers joined by Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger and other supporters rallied Wednesday outside New York’s Capitol for legislation to guarantee them overtime pay while removing the state’s ban on joining a union. Some had marched for more than two weeks from Long Island to Albany, saying they need the
2014 figures from the U.S. Bishops say the Church has spent almost $3 billion over the previous decade on sexual abuse allegations, including settlements, attorneys’ fees, and other costs.
Pope Francis called on dioceses to make annulments free because “the Church, in an matter so closely linked to the salvation of souls, manifests the gratuitous love of Christ.”
Greece’s Mount Athos, an autonomous monastic community located on a peninsula, is a spiritual ark of Eastern Christianity, and women face a 12-month jail sentence for trying to enter.