Commentary: If the Catholic school is to be a representation of the loving, merciful Christ -- in a sense, Christ writ larger -- it must embrace all in her employ.
Faith & Parish
When Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn celebrated a Mass of Hope and Healing for survivors of sexual abuse by the clergy, the mood was pensive.
After all, this had not been done before in this diocese. It was difficult to judge what the reactions would be.
The liturgy was celebrated the evening of April 15 at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in downtown Brooklyn with more than 100 people in the congregation.
The bishop was joined in the procession by Auxiliary Bishops Raymond Chappetto and Octavio Cisneros, 57 priests and 10 deacons.
Canonical and court documents from 2003 and 2005 about the ministry of Fr. Joseph Illo have further enraged parents at Star of the Sea School.
When news broke of Bishop Robert Finn's resignation, the primary question was: Did he step down on his own, or was he forced out?
Msgr. Hien Minh Nguyen of the diocese of San Jose, Calif., was arrested April 18 in Florida on charges of tax evasion and bank fraud. He was on a personal leave of absence from ministry at the time of his arrest.
Emotions ran high among Catholics in the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese as word spread that Bishop Robert Finn had resigned early Tuesday.
"I think [Cordileone is] doing a marvelous job under very difficult circumstances. Taking ads out in the local paper against the archbishop only brings discord and divisiveness."
U.S. Bishop Robert Finn, the Catholic prelate who became a symbol internationally of the church’s failures in addressing the sexual abuse crisis, has resigned.
Cardinal Francis E. George, the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died Friday at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer.
More than 200 rallies held Wednesday across the U.S. marked Tax Day with calls for fair wages for a diverse cohort of labor groups.