- Jan 21, 2021
The couple who was terrorized 40 years ago by a member of the Ku Klux Klan who later became a Catholic priest is calling for him to give the authorities any information he might have on other white supremacists who participated in his crimes. Father William Aitcheson said his actions at the time were “despicable.”
Most people in small towns in the United States never expect to meet an official from the Vatican. Due to its prime position for viewing the eclipse, a small town in Kentucky is receiving a visit from the man who runs the Vatican Observatory.
Archbishop Socrates Villegas asks his countrymen, “Why are we no longer horrified by the sound of the gun and blood flowing on the sidewalks?” He said church bells will be rung to rouse the citizens against the evils of Duterte’s extrajudicial killings of people suspected of being involved in the drug trade.
In the midst of the criticism of President Trump from his fellow Republicans and the resignations of his advisory councils in the wake of his response to the violence in Charlottesville last week, there is one group that has stood by him. His group of evangelical advisers has lost only one member. The rest are steadfast in their support and defense.
A statue of Roger B. Taney, the first Catholic to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, was removed from the Maryland Statehouse, after objections were made to honoring the author of the Dred Scott decision, which upheld slavery. The removal came after the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, with clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters which left one person dead.
The head of a Marist high school in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has admitted to abusing a student nearly 40 years ago. The order said the victim has not filed a lawsuit and that Brother Angel Duples has not been charged. The case is the latest in a series of church sex-abuse scandals in Pope Francis’s native Argentina.