- Feb 23, 2020
An aging monsignor who was the first U.S. church official ever tried and sent to prison over his handling of priest-abuse complaints could soon be retried in the 2011 case with one thing missing — the victim.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop John Bura of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. He is 75, the age at which canon law requires bishops to submit a letter of resignation.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said the city’s plan to create a safe drug injection site now that it has the legal go-ahead to do so “is simply the latest dose of despair offered by a confused and suffering culture.”
Police say a worker at a suburban Philadelphia Roman Catholic high school has been charged with sexually assaulting a student.
An estimated 50 bishops will be present June 4 in Philadelphia for the enthronement of Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak as head of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.
On March 5 and 6, the Ukrainian Catholic bishops of the United States met and prayed with Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak in Philadelphia and discussed pastoral plans for their eparchies for 2019 and 2020.