An unlikely chain of events made him a stand-in for every priest who has ever ministered to the faithful in an emergency.
Newark, N.J., Archbishop John J. Myers faces new questions concerning his handling of clergy sex abuse allegations while he was bishop in Peoria, Ill., more than a decade ago.
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A new group of Benedictine monks uses Latin and liturgy to reach out to those whose faith was weak or nonexistent.
The rising rate of obesity among all Americans is not lost on church leaders or the priests themselves.
An Irish-born priest ordained in the U.S. who became a bishop in the Peruvian Andes died Monday at the age of 83.
Bishop William Molloy McDermott, who was ordained to the priesthood in 1955 and worked for several years in the diocese of Birmingham, Ala., moved to Peru in the early 1960s, serving at a rural parish in Huancarama.
In 1976, Pope Paul VI named him an auxiliary bishop of Huancavelica, in the Peruvian Andes. He became bishop of the diocese in 1982 and served there for 23 years until he suffered a stroke and retired in 2005.
Fifty years ago, on the morning of the March on Washington, he major news outlets were predicting the march would be a bust.
Only Pope Francis knows for sure when he will proclaim Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII saints, though he has implied it likely will be in 2014.
Elshtain was widely admired as a political philosopher and used the "just war theory" to defend U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Colleagues described the passing of the Christian Brother and former U.S. bishops' conference official as "a huge loss to the ecumenical movement."