- Oct 29, 2020
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester has joined other religious leaders in voicing concerns about the political rhetoric surrounding immigration as the presidential primary campaign heads to New Mexico. Without mentioning any candidate by name, Wester said Monday that candidates who blame immigrants for the nation’s problems
BOSTON — Massachusetts Congresswoman Katherine Clark is pushing legislation she says will help members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community make more informed decisions about college. Clark’s bill would require the U.S. Department of Education to insist that colleges and universities that apply for or receive exemptions from
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With “Holy Fire,” fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago. Roman Catholics and Protestants marked Easter in March, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Eastern Orthodox
Eastern Orthodox churches celebrated Easter this week, using the older Julian calendar.
The latest charge of shoddy financial controls comes against the backdrop of a 2006 study by Villanova University, which found that 85 percent of dioceses in the United States had experienced some form of embezzlement within the previous five years, mostly at the parish level.
ALBERT LEA, Minn. — A bookkeeper has pleaded not guilty to charges that she stole nearly $200,000 from a Catholic church and school in Albert Lea, marking the latest incident suggesting to some observers a problem with lax financial controls in American Catholicism. Thirty-seven-year-old Ryan Mae McFarland of Austin entered