- May 7, 2021
Everyday Father Dale Jamison holds a private Mass for three to five parishioners at the St. Mary Mission church in New Mexico, located on the Navajo Reservation.
An Arizona man who says he was sexually abused by an Indiana priest more than 40 years ago sued church officials in both states Thursday, saying they allowed the priest into a Navajo Nation school despite his predatory history.
Catholic leaders have joined their voices with members of the Navajo Nation in opposing the Aug. 26 scheduled execution of Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row.
The only Native American on federal death row is scheduled to be executed in late August, the U.S. government announced Wednesday.
As the coronavirus digs deeper into Navajo Nation, infecting Native Americans at a higher rate than anywhere in the country, 1,500 miles away a nonprofit in the Archdiocese of Louisville is working to ease the suffering.
Few places in the U.S. have been more vulnerable to the wrath of the coronavirus than the sovereign tribal territories of the country’s first dwellers.
But over the past few weeks, Father Tai Nguyen has spent several hours most days hunched over a sewing machine in the parish hall, churning out fabric face masks.
While one American diocese has paid out settlements to end a series of legal challenges related to clerical sexual abuse claims, another currently finds its exit strategy from bankruptcy proceedings stalled in court.