- Jun 13, 2021
The new president and CEO of CRS Sean Callahan, said he wants to help connect those in the United States to see “brothers and sisters in other parts of the world … connect those who have more with those who have less.”
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia says Christians have an obligation to leave the world better than they found it and so voting is important, but in 2016 Americans are faced with an unhappy choice between a “belligerent demagogue” and a “criminal liar.”
A prison inmate in Maine serving a 60-year sentence for the murder of his grandfather in 1986 has filed a lawsuit against the bishop of the Diocese of Portland, claiming that he was sexually abused by two priests beginning in the late 1970s and the diocese did nothing to stop it.
A Pennsylvania lawmaker who says he was abused by a suburban Philadelphia priest more than three decades ago now says state prosecutors are investigating priest abuse accusations in the Allentown and Harrisburg dioceses in the state.
At a recent Georgetown University panel on the 2016 election, Emma Green, a senior associate editor for the Atlantic, said the dominant mood among voters is resignation. “There’s a large percentage of the electorate who are not angry, but resigned” to having to choose between Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, she said.
In an effort to reach out to people distant from the faith, a growing number of Christian groups around the country are using getting together over a cold beer as a missionary calling card, including Catholicism’s well-known ‘Theology on Tap’ series.
“In a nation dedicated to religious liberty, church-state conflict on this scale should be avoided whenever possible – and once started, ended as soon and as agreeably as possible,” an official of the U.S. bishops conference said with regard to the contraception dispute between the Church and the Obama administration.
Five more people are alleging sexual abuse from decades ago by a priest in Iowa after Bishop Walker Nickless reached out to people who have contacted the diocese since June, when the diocesan newspaper asked readers for information about sexual misconduct.