Bishop Olmsted to lead Vatican ‘Vos estis’ investigation of California bishop

SAN JOSE, California (CNA) — The Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops has ordered an investigation into Bishop Oscar Cantú’s handling of allegations of clerical sexual abuse and misconduct. The investigation is being carried out under the provisions of Vos estis lux mundi, Pope Francis’ 2019 law for holding bishops accountable in the handling of sexual abuse cases. Continue reading Bishop Olmsted to lead Vatican ‘Vos estis’ investigation of California bishop

Byzantine bishop with Arizona ties named administrator of Canadian eparchy

VATICAN CITY (CAN) — Pope Francis appointed a New Jersey-based bishop — who was ordained a priest for what is now the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Eparchy of Phoenix — as the administrator of a Canadian eparchy Tuesday. Continue reading Byzantine bishop with Arizona ties named administrator of Canadian eparchy

In virtual seminar, Catholics urged to stand for faith in public square

PHOENIX — Ahead of what has been described as one of the most contentious elections in the United States, the Diocese of Phoenix offered a perspective on the role and responsibility of Catholics in the voting booth during its recent “Catholics in the Public Square Seminar” livestreamed from the Diocesan Pastoral Center. This biennial event normally draws several hundred attendees. But this year, pandemic restrictions limited in-person … Continue reading In virtual seminar, Catholics urged to stand for faith in public square

Documentary about life of ‘Rosary Priest’ Ven. Patrick Peyton to be released by media ministry he founded

LOS ANGELES — “PRAY: The Story of Patrick Peyton,” a documentary film about Ven. Patrick Peyton C.S.C., the famous Hollywood Rosary priest who was dedicated to inspiring millions of families to pray together and coined the famous phrase, “The family that prays together stays together,” will release in select theaters nationwide Friday, Oct. 9. “PRAY” is produced by Family Theater Productions, the same Hollywood organization founded by Fr. … Continue reading Documentary about life of ‘Rosary Priest’ Ven. Patrick Peyton to be released by media ministry he founded

Kansas City archbishop advocates against death penalty, despite being son of murder victim

(CNA) — In 1948, Fred Naumann was the assistant manager of a St. Louis liquor store. One night, a week before Christmas, Naumann told an employee to help unload a delivery truck. When the employee refused, Naumann fired him. They argued, and then the man turned around with a pocketknife, and slashed Naumann’s throat. He died before he reached the hospital. Continue reading Kansas City archbishop advocates against death penalty, despite being son of murder victim

New York parish anti-racism pledge prompts controversy

A New York priest said his parish added a “pledge for racial justice” to Masses as part of its anti-racism initiatives, and that no one at the parish is required to participate in it. While video of the pledge has been the subject of criticism in the media and from some Catholics, the Archdiocese of New York has not commented on the matter. Continue reading New York parish anti-racism pledge prompts controversy

Kamala Harris quizzed judicial nominees over Christian adoption and faith values

WASHINGTON (CNA) — Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris questioned a judicial nominee over his affiliation with a Christian adoption agency, and another about briefs he wrote for religious liberty lawsuits against the federal contraception mandate. She also questioned another nominee because he had been endorsed by a Texas pro-life organization. Continue reading Kamala Harris quizzed judicial nominees over Christian adoption and faith values