- Jul 4, 2020
The Diocese of Birmingham’s wait for a new shepherd came to an end June 23 with the celebration of the Mass of installation for Bishop Steven J. Raica at the Cathedral of St. Paul in downtown Birmingham.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert J. Baker, head of the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama, and has named as his successor Bishop Steven J. Raica of Gaylord, Michigan.
Nathaniel Woods, a 43-year-old inmate in Alabama was executed by lethal injection March 5 after the U.S. Supreme Court, which initially granted a temporary stay, denied the inmate’s petition to put his execution on hold.
Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi of Mobile joined the Society of St. Edmund in blessing a new $3.2 million community and recreation center in Selma sponsored by the Edmundite Missions.
Catholic church officials in Alabama confirm that a man accused of sexually harassing a massage technician aboard a cruise ship is a local priest.
The Southern Baptist Convention opened a national meeting Tuesday that was expected to be dominated by discussion of a large-scale sex-abuse crisis.