- Dec 7, 2019
A federal judge Aug. 9 ordered the immediate return to the U.S. of two Salvadoran asylum seekers, a mother and her daughter, who were unexpectedly deported from Texas to their native country.
In an Aug. 9 letter to the governor on behalf of the Catholic bishops of Florida, Michael Sheedy, executive director of the state’s Catholic conference, appealed to Scott to commute the death sentence for Jose Antonio Jimenez to a life sentence without parole.
Two Tennessee Catholic bishops called the execution of Billy Ray Irick Aug. 9 “unnecessary.”
The Archbishop of Boston said in an Aug. 10 statement that he has asked the rector of its main archdiocesan St. John Seminary to go on sabbatical leave immediately and is asking for an investigation of allegations made on social media about activities there “directly contrary to the moral standards and requirements of formation for the Catholic priesthood.”
Hundreds of victims of clergy sexual abuse will likely vote this month on a reorganization plan for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that will compensate them for the abuse.