• Bishop in scandal-ridden Italian diocese resigns

    Bishop in scandal-ridden Italian diocese resigns

    • Sep 2, 2016

    Bishop Mario Oliveri of the Diocese of Albenga-Imperia, a hero to Catholic traditionalists, has resigned following a Vatican investigation into priests and seminarians accused of various scandals including posting naked photos on gay websites and sexually harassing parishioners.

  • Don’t turn God into a scapegoat, bishop tells quake victims

    Don’t turn God into a scapegoat, bishop tells quake victims

    • Sep 2, 2016

    The bishop of a Catholic diocese in Italy recently struck by a devastating earthquake has told his people that when such inexplicable tragedy strikes, and despite the temptation to want someone to blame, it’s not the right response to turn God into a scapegoat for suffering.

  • Legendary dish gives Catholics extra motive to step up on quake relief

    Legendary dish gives Catholics extra motive to step up on quake relief

    • Aug 25, 2016

    While the primary reason Catholics should want to help the victims of a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Italy on Wednesday is humanitarian, there’s also a “gut level” motive — a legendary sauce born in the small town that was hardest hit, which screams “Catholic” the way matzoh ball soup and potato latkes do “Jewish.”