A network of charitable foundations has formed the Solidarity Fund to provide financial support for nearly a dozen organizations at risk of losing grants from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
Faith & Parish
Dominican-run Providence College said the provost's decision to cancel a guest lecture supporting same-sex marriage is "not really about academic freedom, but rather goes to the meaning of being a Catholic college."
"Should a Catholic college invite an outside speaker to campus, pay that person an honorarium, and give that person an unchallenged platform from which to present arguments designed to undermine a central tenet of the Catholic faith?" asked a statement Tuesday posted by the university on its website.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop John Kinney of St. Cloud, Minn., and named Bishop Donald Kettler of Fairbanks, Alaska, to succeed him.
Kinney, who has headed the St. Cloud diocese since 1995, is 76. Canon law requires bishops to turn in their resignation at age 75. Kettler, 69, has been the bishop of Fairbanks since 2002.
The changes were announced Friday in Washington by in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Sam Jacobs of Houma-Thibodaux, La., and appointed as his successor Auxiliary Bishop Shelton Fabre of New Orleans.
Jacobs, who has headed the diocese since 2003, is 75, the age at which bishops are required by canon law to submit their resignations to the pope. Fabre, 49, has been a New Orleans auxiliary since 2006.
The changes were announced Monday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Newark, N.J., Archbishop John Myers said Pope Francis appointed a new coadjutor archbishop at his request to assist in several ongoing archdiocesan programs.
Organizational management is a ministry and doing it well is fundamental to success, business guru Patrick Lencioni told the 600 attendees gathered here Sept. 14-16 for the annual meeting of Catholic Charities USA.
A St. Paul-Minneapolis meeting to discuss finances was for priests only, and the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform said laity should have been involved.
There is a growing breed of mainline Protestant clergy who serve congregations in exchange for little or no compensation.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Brom of San Diego, and he will be succeeded by Coadjutor Bishop Cirilo Flores.
Brom, who has headed the San Diego diocese since 1990, is 75, the age at which canon law requires bishops to submit their resignations. Flores, 65, was named coadjutor in January 2012, and as coadjutor automatically succeeds Brom.
The changes were announced Wednesday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
The bishop of Springfield, Ill., has returned a priest to ministry after an internal investigation into what the priest's own clinical therapist had diagnosed as "non-sexual self-bondage."