- Jun 21, 2021
Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, has been charged with two counts of capital murder in Mississippi for the murders of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, who were working in a small town delivering health care and serving the poor.
Although the “religious vote” in American politics is enormously important, it’s not monolithic. Catholics tend to be the best bellwether for how the overall vote will go, although that’s mostly a function of math, and the South is likely to be where the most intense battles will be fought.
Retired Charlotte Bishop William G. Curlin got to know Mother Teresa well while serving in Washington, D.C., as chaplain to a Missionaries of Charity home for AIDS patients, and says the legendary nun taught him to see the suffering not with his eyes but his heart.
A Mexican cleric from Yucatán and a former member of the Legionaries of Christ has been named a new auxiliary bishop in Denver, says the most striking thing about the growing Hispanic component of the U.S. Church isn’t so much their numbers but their “vitality and live expressions of their Catholic faith.”
Two Catholic nuns serving at a clinic in a small town in western Mississippi were found dead on Thursday, triggering a murder investigation. Aside from their health care roles, the sisters also distributed books, school supplies and other items to the needy.
A lay employee of a Catholic high school in Pennsylvania, who was responsible for supervising Chinese international students, has waived a preliminary hearing on charges that he sexually assaulted two students while officials continue to look for a third alleged victim.
The Pittsburgh Diocese continues to try to resolve the issues it has with mandated insurance coverage of things which it finds religiously objectionable. The secular media has not focused on this issue much during the 2016 election coverage.
The Franciscan Action Network released a statement Thursday accusing the new CEO of the Trump campaign of “anti-Catholic” and “racist” undertones when he suggested Catholic leaders back immigration reform because “the church in this country is dying” and needs new members.