- Jan 17, 2021
A Croatian court on Friday annulled a 1946 verdict against a Catholic cardinal who had been convicted by the former Communist authorities of collaborating with the pro-Nazi puppet regime during World War II, and who is today a candidate for sainthood in the Catholic Church.
Sister Carleen Reck, a Roman Catholic nun who works in criminal justice and prison ministry, is part a wave of women religious who are winding down their life’s work in education, health care, parish ministry and social justice arenas.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections, based on his family’s Catholic faith, to challenge the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance.
Argentina’s Catholic Church is launching an investigation into whether a group of religious women helped a former government official who allegedly tried to hide $9 million in cash at their convent, in what many Argentine observers see as collusion in corruption.
Despite security fears created by the terrorist attack in Nice, France, the Vatican spokesman vows there will be no changes or cancellations in Pope Francis’s schedule for World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, and the local cardinal pleads with young people to come.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis publicly admitted wrongdoing Wednesday for the way it handled sexual abuse allegations against a former priest, while prosecutors dropped criminal charges that alleged the archdiocese turned a blind eye to repeated misconduct by the defrocked cleric.