- Jul 3, 2020
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.
When Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected to the papacy in March 2013, he wasn’t well-traveled or especially familiar with the United States — and those were precisely the gifts he brought to his 2015 visit to America, the anniversary of which is this week.
Chicago’s Archbishop Blase Cupich has said that a recent Georgetown University study, showing that 3 in 10 American Catholics have a negative view of Islam and Catholics are less likely than other Americans to know a Muslim personally, highlights the “urgent need” for dialogue with other faiths.