- Jan 27, 2020
A former Catholic Church deacon in New Orleans was indicted Thursday on a charge that he raped an altar boy nearly 40 years ago.
For Deacon Elmer Herrera-Guzman, painting is an act of prayer.
Bishop Robert P. Deeley of Portland on Thursday urged a crop of new deacons to imitate the example of St. Francis of Assisi in rising above politicking and polemics and focus on the Gospel, which he said is the remedy for the difficulties both in society and in the Church.
A former Catholic deacon barred from the ministry in New Orleans because of sexual abuse allegations maintained access to schoolchildren and held leadership roles as recently as last year in the Knights of Columbus.
Deacon Jose Montoya thwarted an attack on his church by a mentally ill man.
The U.S. bishops are slated to vote on whether to approve a revised national directory on formation and ministry for permanent deacons during their June 11-13 meeting in Baltimore.