- Dec 7, 2019
Ukrainian Catholics in North America continue to struggle to develop ways to maintain their Ukrainian religious and ethnic identity amid a larger majority culture that beckons with the siren song of assimilation.
The Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma has announced that a priest who was reportedly attacked in August has been placed on administrative leave due to a credible accusation of sexual misconduct with a minor.
The families of Eastern-rite Catholic priests give an important witness to what is healthy and wonderful about family life, Pope Francis said.
Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix was named Wednesday as apostolic administrator sede plena of the Byzantine rite eparchy which is also based in Phoenix.
During a historic visit Sunday to Saint Sophia, the national church of Ukrainian Greek Catholics in Rome, Pope Francis said that he was near to, and praying for, Ukraine, also encouraging them not to lose hope.
Not “isolation and separation,” but “respect and cooperation,” must dictate the future of the Church in India, Pope Francis wrote in a letter to Indian bishops. In it the pope established the creation of two new Eparchies to cater to the pastoral needs of the Syro-Malabar Catholics in India living in predominantly Latin-rite jurisdictions.