One Catholic said it was "horrific that the bishops would abuse their authority in this way." Meanwhile, church membership is already declining.
Rep. Ted Lieu, a Catholic, said the move was "nakedly partisan" and said "next time I go to Church, I dare you to deny me Communion."
Catholic Bishops voted to advance guidance that would rebuke Biden and other political figures who support abortion rights.
Bishop Mario Dorsonville said the number of refugees being admitted "is far short of what we can do as a country."
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops opposed the creation of the National Suicide Hotline because it provided resources for queer and trans people.
The note from the Catholic Church comes months after the Vatican partially walked back statements from Pope Francis supporting civil union laws.
German nuns aided in the abuse of children by priests in the 1960s and 1970s, according to recently released court documents. A victim testified that he was abused more than 1,000 times by clergy after nuns dragged him to the home of predators, Deutsche Welle reported. The victim alleged some […]
The Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked certain COVID-19 restrictions imposed on churches and other religious services in New York. In a 5-4 vote, the court ruled in favour of the Catholic Diocese and Orthodox Jewish synagogues, blocking some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s capacity restrictions. In a ruling against the state’s […]
Five NBA players and a handful of staffers travelled to Vatican City to meet with Pope Francis in a last-minute meeting. Milwaukee Bucks star Kyle Korver, Houston Rocket Sterling Brown, Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac, Memphis Grizzlies vet Anthony Tolliver, and San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli took the trip. […]
A Louisiana pastor who filmed himself having a threesome on a church altar has been denounced by the New Orleans Archbishop, who called his actions “demonic.” In a video statement issued on Friday, Archbishop Gregory Aymond said that he had ordered the altar to be “removed and burned.” Louisiana pastor […]
Pope Francis published the third encyclical of his papacy on Saturday. The lengthy letter to Catholic bishops around the world is a fiery criticism of capitalism and modern economic systems. Francis says the same markets that allowed for explosive growth in recent centuries also left wide swaths of disenfranchised people […]
The US Catholic Church received as much as $US3.5 billion in government coronavirus aid, an analysis by The Associated Press (AP) found. The AP said the US Small Business Administration granted 3,500 Paycheck Protection Program loans to Catholic bodies, totalling between $US1.4 billion and $US3.5 billion. One of the church’s […]
On Monday, El Paso, Texas, Bishop Mark J. Seitz became the first Catholic bishop to publicly take the knee in symbolic recognition of racial injustice and police brutality in America. Bishop Seitz led a gathering in silent prayer for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the length of time that Minneapolis […]
An 85-year-old priest from Victoria, Australia, has been sentenced to more jail time after admitting to further abuse against young boys in the 1970s. Ridsdale has been in prison since 1994 and has been convicted of 179 offences against 69 victims between the years of 1961 and 1988. On Thursday, […]
An unredacted report by Australia’s royal commission released on Thursday local time alleges that George Pell, a former advisor to Pope Francis and Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric, knew about sexual abuse within the Catholic church for decades and did little to stop it. The 78-year-old was previously convicted of […]
In an Easter letter to leaders of prominent social movements, Pope Francis suggested that it might be time for countries to consider a universal basic wage. “This may be the time to consider a universal basic wage which would acknowledge and dignify the noble, essential tasks you carry out,” The […]
Australia’s High Court has overturned Cardinal George Pell’s historic conviction for sexual abuse. The 78-year-old previously served as archbishop of Melbourne and was also one of Pope Francis’ closest advisors. He was previously convicted of sexually abusing two 13-year-old boys in 1996 and again in 1997 at Melbourne’s St Patrick’s […]