- Jun 14, 2021
Two Democratic senators appear to be using the Knights of Columbus as a stalking horse for objections to the Catholic Church writ large.
On Saturday, June 10, there were several small anti-Shariah demonstrations which many religious groups called simply anti-Muslim. However improbable the establishment of Shariah law in America may be, ACT for America and allied groups have attracted broad populist support by vowing to stamp out the threat.
In a rather surprising story out of Michigan, a parishioner St. Hugo of the Hills pursued a defamation case against a nun whom he claims defamed him by accusing him of poking her in the chest with his finger. The courts said they didn’t think she meant a literal poke in the chest and denied his claim.
A priest of the Archdiocese of Bhopal has accused Archbishop Leo Cornelio and two other priests of plotting to drive him crazy with a slow-acting poison, in order to prevent him from filing a complaint against them for mismanaging the archdiocese. The case may soon go to trial.
A senior legislative specialist for Catholic Relief Services, the overseas humanitarian arm of the U.S. bishops, says more than 3 million refugees have been resettled in the United States since the 1970s, “so you might say that their record is quite good.”
A San Diego priest, who’s been on leave since August, has been charged with having sexual contact with a woman while celebrating a private Mass for her in the basement of her parents’ home in 2010. In Minnesota, it’s a felony for a clergy member to have sex with someone while providing spiritual advice.
A Vatican court has sentenced a Spanish monsignor to 18 months in prison for “Vatileaks 2.0,” given a former female member of a papal commission who gave birth during the trial a 10-month suspended sentence, absolved an Italian layman, and declared it lacks jurisdiction over two Italian journalists.
A 10-year-long standoff between dozens of parishioners of a Scituate Catholic church and the Archdiocese of Boston appears to be heading for a trial, with both sides expected to assert that they are the rightful owners of the church. The Boston Archdiocese officially closed St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in