Washington state's Catholic bishops praised Gov. Jay Inslee for declaring a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in the state and applauded him for urging there be "a public conversation on capital punishment."
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"Fine young priests" will replace the Dominicans who have served the University of New Mexico's Aquinas Newman Center since 1950.
Among the records: Abuse-related expenses cost the archdiocese more than $400,000 in the last two years and more than $6 million in the last decade.
A bevy of appeals of decisions in the bankruptcy case as well as other federal and state lawsuits indicate the plan will not be the last word, however.
Standing in a row holding white tapers, 12 men and women publicly committed to promote peace in their lives and through their relationships with others.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, N.Y., and named Msgr. Edward Scharfenberger, a priest of the diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., to succeed him.
The pope also appointed Msgr. Andrzej Zglejszewski as an auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Rockville Centre, N.Y., where he is currently co-chancellor and director of the Office of Worship.
The appointments and Hubbard's resignation were announced Tuesday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
In a letter Monday, more than 50 Catholic signatories said donor Charles Koch and his brother, David, "have a clear political and ideological agenda."
Vietnamese Jesuits are urged to continue bringing the Gospel's values to people as they celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Jesuits to Vietnam.
More than 200 people gathered for a discussion on fostering healing and dialogue in the wake of protests and power struggles at Eastside Catholic School.
U.S. Cardinal Edwin O'Brien doesn't know what will come out of the Synod of Bishops set for October, but the former archbishop of Baltimore believes it will be significant.