- Dec 11, 2019
Before donning the habit of a Christian Brother in 1962, Brother James Miller wore the bib overalls of a Wisconsin farm boy.
Like their founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Christian Brothers must continue their educational mission and restore life to areas where poverty and suffering have taken away the hope of a future, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of De La Salle Christian Brother James Miller, who was born in Wisconsin and was shot to death in Guatemala in 1982.
A 74-year-old man with terminal cancer said on Thursday he could die happy after reaching a $727,000 landmark settlement against a Catholic religious order for sexual abuse he suffered in Australia more than 50 years ago.
Pope Francis has spoken over the telephone to a victim who was abused at the Cardenal Newman school, which was launched in Argentina in 1948 by the Christian Brothers, a religious order founded two centuries ago to focus on educating disadvantaged youth. In recent years, it has faced abuse claims at many of the schools it has opened worldwide.
An agreement between Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J., and 21 former students who said they were sexually abused by Christian Brothers and staff at the all-boys school between 1963 and 1978 does not involve the school admitting any liability or wrongdoing.