- Apr 13, 2021
Two years after launching an investigation into ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s rise to power in the Catholic Church despite rumors of sexual misconduct, the Vatican announced Friday that the report containing the inquiry’s findings will be published next Tuesday.
Results from the latest Pew Research survey on how much trust Americans have in those holding positions of power and responsibility offer both good and bad news for religious leaders, particularly those of the Christian faith.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vignao, the former Vatican ambassador to the United States who has accused Pope Francis of covering up for ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and called for his resignation, has a track record of controversey and attempted whistleblowing.
Bishop Michael J. Bransfield dedicated a new altar and blessed the renovated sanctuary at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston as he welcomed hundreds of people to what he called a “wonderful house of God.”
In the spirit of a Church that pushes evermore toward the peripheries, the 18th annual convention of the African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States met to address the upcoming concerns and hopes for the growing demographic.
U.S. Catholic bishops were among the first to sign the National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty insisting that Christians and all people of good faith should stand against the death penalty and advocate for more humane conditions in prison.
With the Latino Catholic population on the rise, the Church in the United States has launched a series of meetings that will take place over the next four years aimed at getting to know Latinos and producing more involvement in the church of its second largest and fastest growing community.
Archbishop Wilton Daniel Gregory calls the faithful to fight against the disease of racism in the United States. “Our new administration must recognize and address the deadly impact that racism and racist behavior continues to inflict upon our nation and its people,” Gregory writes.