- Jul 12, 2020
A Catholic chaplain at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has resigned at the request of the archdiocese after sending an email suggesting that the killing of George Floyd was not an act of racism and saying that Floyd “had not lived a virtuous life.”
Retired auxiliary Bishop Emilio S. Allue of Boston, the first and only Salesian bishop to date in the United States, died April 26 of complications from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. He was 85.
Maine’s highest court has upheld convictions on 10 of 11 counts for a defrocked priest who was sentenced to prison for sexually abusing an altar boy during trips to the state in the 1980s.
With spring priestly ordinations just around the corner, many dioceses around the U.S. anticipate that state pandemic-related lockdown measures will extend into May and are pushing back their plans, while others are still weighing their options.
Dioceses across the country are ramping up their online presence as they confront the COVID-19 pandemic.