- Jul 15, 2020
Catholic officials in Las Vegas say they have temporarily closed a church where a priest conducted Mass this week before learning he had tested positive for COVID-19.
The “tragic death” of George Floyd, an African American killed while in the custody of a white police officer, “has torn the scab away from the gaping wound of racism that still infects communities across the globe,” said Bishop George L. Thomas of Las Vegas.
The Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas has made public the names of 33 former priests and church associates who it says have been “credibly accused” of sexual misconduct with children.
A defrocked Catholic priest named as one of more than 180 New Jersey priests facing credible accusations of sexual abuse was fatally shot in a new home in a suburb of Las Vegas, authorities said Tuesday.
Catholic schools are encouraging prayer to be an added part of National School Walkout Day in protest of gun violence.
Several of the victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas were laid to rest in the past week. During their funerals, people were praised for their heroism that night, and remembered for the joy they brought their friends and families. Assumption College put out a statement saying the mass shooting is a “harsh reminder of the darkness that attempts to consume the world in which we live.”