- Sep 20, 2020
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of 69-year-old Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar of Los Angeles after the archdiocese’s independent Clergy Misconduct Oversight Board recommended he not be allowed to minister because of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in the 1990s.
Catholic parishes are rallying to help victims of California’s fires.
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez urged those attending a prayer vigil Nov. 8 to honor the memory of the victims killed in a shooting spree the evening before “by living our lives with greater intensity and purpose and with greater love for one another.”
On Saturday, the Vatican released a statement indicating Pope Francis has ordered a thorough study of its records on the McCarrick case. That’s something victims have been waiting for, but the statement didn’t answer all the questions.
Despite the heartache of recent revelations in the clerical sexual abuse scandals, a remarkable summit of Hispanic Catholics in Texas reminds us that’s not the whole Catholic story.
After a meeting with Pope Francis last Thursday that failed to produce a public endorsement of a Vatican probe, the US bishops have supported a “full investigation” of the scandal surrounding ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.