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  • Blessed Rother ‘an authentic light’ for church and world, says cardinal

    Blessed Rother ‘an authentic light’ for church and world, says cardinal

    • Sep 24, 2017

    More than 17,000 people packed the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City for the beatification of Father Stanley Francis Rother, murdered in 1981 as he served the faithful at a mission in Guatemala sponsored by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

  • ‘They killed a man but created a saint,’ archbishop says of slain priest

    ‘They killed a man but created a saint,’ archbishop says of slain priest

    • Sep 23, 2017

    Father Stanley Rother grew up on a farm near Okarche, Oklahoma. After high school, he left home for seminary in Texas, but he was asked to leave after struggling with Latin. Undeterred, he transferred to the Emmitsburg seminary, where he met Harry J. Flynn, who was three classes ahead of him. Flynn later became Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Rother was martyred in Guatemala. Flynn will be at his beatification on September 23.

  • U.S. Bishops urge caution on Republican-backed healthcare bill

    U.S. Bishops urge caution on Republican-backed healthcare bill

    • Sep 22, 2017

    The United States bishops are urging caution on the proposed Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill that is currently scheduled for a Senate vote next week. Four bishops from pro-life, migration, religious liberty, and justice and human development committees sent on a letter on Thursday rejecting the partisan bill and its rushed timeline.

  • Catholic Bishop says debate over racism more complicated than statues

    Catholic Bishop says debate over racism more complicated than statues

    • Sep 22, 2017

    Bishop Edward Braxton says the debate over Confederate and Civil War monuments is not a black and white issue, but one that should be engaged via local and communal discussions. Following lectures at the Catholic University of America, Braxton told Crux he believes the racial divide in America will not be bridged by a president, but by people willing to listen, pray, and act together.

  • Pennsylvania diocese names 5-member abuse board in pact with prosecutor

    Pennsylvania diocese names 5-member abuse board in pact with prosecutor

    • Sep 21, 2017

    A year ago, the previous Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane released a 147-page report based on secret diocesan records and other evidence that detailed abuse by more than 50 priests and clergy against hundreds of children in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Now the members of a new Independent Oversight Board for Youth Protection have been announced, including a former prosecutor, a former police detective, and an abuse survivor turned advocate.

  • Remains of over 300 individuals given burial in Michigan

    Remains of over 300 individuals given burial in Michigan

    • Sep 21, 2017

    Earlier this week, the cremated remains of over 300 individuals were laid to rest in a ceremony presided over by Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing, Michigan. Some of the unclaimed remains had been kept in hospital storage for over two decades.