In eight months, Bishop Frank Caggiano, 55, has gone to work buttressing existing networks, repairing those long abandoned and constructing new connections.
Faith & Parish
A lawsuit brought by a Catholic school administrator fired because he entered a same-sex marriage can proceed without violating the school's First Amendment rights, a Seattle court has ruled.
Celebration Publications: For a long time the rules on divorce and remarriage appeared to be inflexible. But could a change be on the horizon?
Initial reviews of responses from around the world on questionnaires about church teaching on the family in advance of this fall's extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family show that the teaching is misunderstood, said a cardinal who will run one the synod's sessions.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, told Catholic News Service he found the responses "shocking, if I am allowed to use that word."
The Milwaukee branch of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul wants to borrow $3.2 million for a thrift store critics say is far from those who need it most.
Reflection: On Sunday, my son and his fellow Scouts will receive the Ad Altare Dei award, a symbol of service and the values of Catholicism.
Fr. Harry Quigg continued to perform baptisms, weddings and funerals despite being removed from ministry after abuse allegations in 2004. How? The archbishop at the time never revealed his name.
Pope Francis' compassion for the needs of people around the world "and his deep care for the institution of the family" were the inspiration for the theme.
A Harvard University student group's plan to conduct a satanic ritual "black mass" Monday on campus brought a public outcry, leading to its formal cancellation and an apparently impromptu off-campus version of the event, as well as a well-attended alternative Catholic holy hour.
"The faithful transmission of the Gospel has always been betrayed by the unfaithful behavior of Catholic Christians," Bishop Liam Cary wrote to parishioners over the weekend.