- Feb 21, 2020
Dozens more Catholic priests who served in Southern California have been accused of sexually abusing children, according to two reports issued Thursday.
There are all kinds of relationships among Catholics and Evangelicals in America, and one especially striking example is the friendship and partnership in Orange County, California between Bishop Kevin Vann and famed pastor Rick Warren. The two men pray for and with each other, they share the struggles in their life with each other, and have become partners in ministry.
Pope Francis has named two local priests as auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Detroit, Father Gerard W. Battersby and Father Robert J. Fisher, and has chosen Father Timothy E. Freyer to become an auxiliary bishop for Orange County.
I would submit that anyone who knew nothing about American Catholic fortunes, but who sat through the night, would come away feeling Catholicism in this country is a dynamic, diverse, and caring community, which also knows how to have a great time while doing God’s work.
Friday night at Christ Cathedral, the Diocese of Orange, California, Crux, and Catholic Relief Services will host a dinner to support relief efforts from the earthquake that struck central Italy on August 24, leaving 300 dead and wiping out the legendary small town of Amatrice. Follow the livestream here at 9:15p ET, 6:15p PT.
If you’re anywhere near Orange County, California, on Oct. 14, join us for a fantastic dinner at Christ Cathedral in support of relief for the Aug. 23 earthquake in Italy that wiped out the small town of Amatrice — and if you’re not, be part of the event online right here at Crux.