Ignored by the New York Health Department and the New York archdiocese, David Johnson wrote to Francis to make a case for public facilities at the cathedral.
Faith & Parish
Students, parents and alumni of Alleman Catholic High School in Rock Island, Ill., want to reinstate Michelle Gau, who was dismissed from her post as assistant principal earlier this month.
Pope Francis has appointed Auxiliary Bishop Mitchell Rozanski of Baltimore as bishop of the diocese of Springfield, Mass.
Rozanski will succeed Bishop Timothy McDonnell, 76, whose resignation was accepted by the pope.
The appointment was announced Thursday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Rozanski, 55, was ordained a priest for the Baltimore archdiocese in 1984. He became an auxiliary bishop in the archdiocese in 2004.
The April announcement that a Catholic health care system was buying one of four health insurance providers in Arkansas was met with widespread praise.
"We perceive you to be promoting an entirely different way of dealing with matters of concern within the church," the priests told Pope Francis.
Police in Phoenix have arrested a suspect in the violent assault on a downtown church that took the life of one priest and left a second priest critically injured.
Pope Francis has appointed three priests of the New York archdiocese to be auxiliary bishops of the archdiocese.
They are Msgr. John Jenik, 70, pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Parish in the Bronx and vicar for Northwest Bronx; Fr. John O'Hara, 68, vicar for planning; and Fr. Peter Byrne, 62, pastor of St. Elizabeth Church in New York City.
The appointments were announced Saturday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
The three men will be ordained as bishops Aug. 4 at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Ten priests wrote to the nuncio severely criticizing their bishop, Frank Dewane, describing what they said had become an "intolerable" situation.
USCCB President: Discusses role of the bishops’ conference; changes of the church under Pope Francis and expectations of an upcoming synod on the family.
It's "getting difficult" for Catholics to partner with the government in providing social services because of laws like a federal mandate requiring contraceptive services.