• Catholic official applauds suspension of refugee ban

    • Feb 12, 2017

    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.”

  • San Diego priest charged with sexual misconduct in Minnesota

    San Diego priest charged with sexual misconduct in Minnesota

    • Oct 9, 2016

    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.

  • Spanish monsignor only ‘Vatileaks 2.0’ defendant to get jail time

    Spanish monsignor only ‘Vatileaks 2.0’ defendant to get jail time

    • Jul 7, 2016

    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.

  • Fate of Massachusetts Catholic church to be determined at trial

    • Mar 30, 2015

    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

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