- Feb 21, 2020
Facing a crippling debt crisis, Puerto Rico is targeting churches that abuse their non-profit status to generate illegal profits, but critics worry about the precedent being set.
ROME — As the 2015 Synod of Bishops nears its end, it seems increasingly clear that on many matters, including the contested issue of Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried, the prelates gathered in Rome may not find consensus and thus will basically leave it up to Pope Francis.
Gay marriage may be sweeping the nation, but in Puerto Rico it remains against the law. A federal district judge late Tuesday rejected the reasoning used in at least 14 other decisions and said his hands were tied by a 1972 Supreme Court ruling that upheld a Minnesota same-sex marriage
Roman Catholic church officials in Puerto Rico have suspended a priest accused of improper conduct with a minor. A spokesman for the Diocese of Mayaguez on the western coast of the US island territory says the Rev. Floyd McCoy was “provisionally” suspended pending the outcome of an investigation. Spokesman Edgardo