Faith and Justice: Now that the synod process has moved to the local level, will the bishops emulate Francis and encourage open discussion in their dioceses?
Faith & Parish
Archbishop Blase Cupich told the priests of the Chicago archdiocese that he has decided he will live in the rectory at Holy Name Cathedral.
"I was very disturbed by what happened," Chaput said. "I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was one of confusion."
Jon David Couzens said he intends to remain a voice for the protection of children even though the Missouri diocese agreed to pay him and 29 others $10 million.
In the complaint, James Radloff says Bishop Liam Cary and the diocese damaged his health and reputation through "unlawful retaliatory conduct."
The Blood of Christ will not be offered during Mass. The host will be placed in the hands, not on the tongue. And the faithful should not hold hands while reciting the "Our Father."
These are but a few of the guidelines the diocese of Fort Worth -- not far from the Dallas hospital where three Ebola cases have been diagnosed -- has sent to its parishes to calm fears about the deadly disease and to prevent the spread of flu.
Seventh-day Adventists opted for a middle-way approach on the divisive issue of women's ordination on Tuesday, kicking the question to next year's worldwide meeting without taking a firm stance either for or against women's ordination.
Next year's debate will come nearly 100 years after the death of Adventist matriarch Ellen White and could settle decades of disagreement over whether women should be allowed to be ordained in the 18 million-member church she co-founded.
After 11 days of testimony related to a lawsuit alleging clergy sexual abuse, jurors never received for deliberation the case brought by a former altar boy against the diocese.
Fifteen minutes before a recent taping of the "Mass for Shut-ins" television program, Serra Club of Omaha members moved quickly about the WOWT studio in Omaha, each with a specific job.
One of the lectors, Judy Tamisiea, placed the linens on the altar. Another lector, Tom Haller, asked retired Archbishop Elden Curtiss of Omaha, the celebrant that night, how to pronounce a name in his assigned reading. And Tamisiea's husband, Paul Tamisiea, serving as the commentator, or host, reviewed his script.
Jeff Barlow's words carry weight because he is the only living altar boy among the three that Jon David Couzens has alleged were abused with him.