"The church has told us that it honors all civil rights and labor rights. You cannot profess social justice if within your own walls you refuse to practice it."
Faith & Parish
Sr. Jeannine Gramick, censured for her opposition to Catholic church teaching on homosexuality and marriage, will not be allowed to speak at a Catholic church in Charlotte.
The Sister of Loretto was to have been the keynote speaker at a public program titled "Including LGBT People and Their Families in Faith Communities: A Conference Open to All," scheduled for May 16 at St. Peter Church.
Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Archbishop Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe, N.M., and named Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City to succeed him.
Sheehan, who has headed the Santa Fe archdiocese since 1993, turned 75 last year, the age at which bishops are required under canon law to submit their resignations to the pope.
A San Francisco native, Wester, 64, has headed the Salt Lake City diocese, which encompasses the entire state of Utah, since 2007.
Bishops who are named to head archdioceses immediately assume the title of archbishop.
Can political and economic projects actually take into account more than a bottom line? A public park developer is working toward an answer.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was a lead speaker at last year's March for Marriage and at one time was listed as a featured speaker for this year.
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.
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.