Two East Coast Catholic groups, emboldened by the vision of Vatican II, are advocating for lay participation in the selection of bishops.
We say: For her efforts to shed the light on clergy sex abuse, Jennifer Haselberger is NCR's person of the year for 2013.
Updated: Archbishop John Nienstedt removed himself from public ministry while authorities investigate an accusation that he touched a young man's buttocks in 2009.
Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis apologized for the archdiocese's handling of clergy sexual abuse allegations in a homily delivered at two Masses at the parish church.
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Following through on a vow made a month ago, the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese released Thursday the names of 30 former priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of minors.
Archbishop John Nienstedt acknowledged a need for transparency, for greater communication and "to be more of a shepherd" than administrator.