- May 17, 2021
Shortly after delivering an Easter homily in which he said the Resurrection is a call to build “a culture of life, a culture of love. … We can’t cancel, we counsel,” Bishop William D. Byrne issued his first pastoral letter as Springfield’s bishop.
A Catholic priest in Massachusetts who was removed from ministry after the church determined that allegations of child sexual abuse he faced were “credible” has filed a defamation lawsuit against his bishop.
A former altar boy who says he was sexually abused by a now deceased Catholic bishop has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for the suffering he alleges was made worse by a church coverup.
A Catholic priest who delivered the homily at U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy’s funeral in 2009 has pleaded not guilty to child sexual abuse.
The Catholic Diocese of Fall River in Massachusetts has released a list of 75 clergy credibly or publicly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.
The Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday voted to override the Republican governor’s veto of legislation that expands access to abortion in the state, making the measure law.
Massachusetts’ Republican governor vetoed legislation on Thursday that would expand access to abortion in the state.
A priest was taken to the hospital with burns suffered in a fire at a church rectory in Massachusetts early Monday morning.