- Mar 28, 2020
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.
In response to the Supreme Court’s May 30 decision to allow the execution of an Alabama death-row inmate, a Catholic group seeking to end the death penalty said in a tweet: “Our work to build a more restorative criminal justice system continues.”