- Jun 13, 2021
As Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continues to struggle with Catholic voters, his campaign has released a list of 33 prominent conservative Catholic advisers, including at least one who signed an earlier letter warning Catholics against Trump.
A Charlotte priest whose parish is just 500 yards away from the scene of a recent police shooting says, “If there were a Christian way forward, it would simply be one of drawing closer together and listening and relating, with a sense of vulnerability.”
“The pope liked to ride with his window rolled down. He kept asking the driver to get him closer to the crowds,” said Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. about Pope Francis’s visit last year. “it was a symbol to us– if you are going to reach people, invite people, touch people, ‘lower the window’.”
On the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’s September 2015 trip to the United States, when he urged congress to be compassionate to immigrants, a group of domestic workers has undertaken a pilgrimage from Pennsylvania to Washington to keep the pontiff’s message alive.
A priest in Owensboro, Kentucky, has been reinstated to ministry after a diocesan review board determined there was not sufficient evidence to support charges that he had engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with a minor in 1983, at a time when he was not yet ordained.
A Chicago priest who was removed from ministry in July 2015 by Archbishop Blase Cupich has been arrested in Maryland and extradited back to Chicago, where he has been charged with possession of child pornography for materials found on his computer.
Archbishop Peter L. Gerety of Newark, who at 104 was the world’s oldest living Catholic bishop, died Sept. 20 at the age of 104, leaving behind e legacy of implementing Vatican II, promoting parish renewal, and ministry to black Catholics.
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has written that Pope Francis’s document on the family, Amoris Laetitia, does not permit Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried, becoming the latest prelate to offer an interpretation of what the document means in practice.