- Jan 28, 2020
Pat Cipollone doesn’t seem like Donald Trump’s kind of fixer. But the president has turned to Cipollone, his White House counsel, when it matters most — to lead his defense in his impeachment trial.
Since the beginning of his pontificate, one of the things Pope Francis has advocated for most vocally is a less clerical Church with a greater involvement of laypeople. In this spirit, a Rome conference has higlighted the increasing number of laypeople being put forward for sainthood, focusing on six concrete examples.
The Opus Dei movement says that one of its priests in Chile is being investigated for allegedly abusing underage minors.
Again in Peru, Pope Francis has replaced a cardinal who was a conservative stalwart with a moderate-to-progressive, “spirit of Vatican II” figure.
A clearer picture has emerged about the timeline of celebrity priest, Father CJ McCloskey, and his alleged sexual abuse, but questions remain about the investigation of his misconduct.
A prominent Opus Dei priest was accused by a woman of sexual misconduct, resulting in a settlement of nearly one million dollars in 2002.