Catholic News

Second Man Accuses Chicago’s Father Pfleger of Sex Abuse

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago asked Fr. Pfleger to step away from his duties in early January after the first accusation. National Catholic Register, January 26, 2021 CHICAGO, Ill. — A second alleged victim has accused activist Chicago priest Fr. Michael Pfleger of sexually abusing him... read more

Former Cheyenne Bishop Skates on Abuse Charges

By Christopher Altieri, Catholic Herald, January 26, 2021 The Vatican has exonerated Bishop Joseph H. Hart, emeritus of Cheyenne, Wyoming, on seven counts of child sexual abuse. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which handled the canonical process, also said five other accusations... read more

In far-reaching executive order, Biden [Purports to] redefine ‘sex’

By Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency, January 21, 2021 In one of his first acts in office, President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to interpret sex discrimination in federal law to include sexual orientation and gender identity. The move could impact high school sports, the privacy... read more

George Weigel: Cardinal Cupich’s Criticisms of Archbishop Gomez are Baseless

Weigel argued that Archbishop Gomez releasing a statement on the inauguration was in keeping with the recommendations from the Working Group on Engaging the New Administration created by the bishops at their November 2020 meeting. National Catholic Register, January 23, 2021 WASHINGTON —... read more

US Bishops Urge President Biden to Reject Abortion Rights After ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Statement

The bishops’ conference’s Jan. 22 response emphasized Church teaching on abortion and said Catholics cannot support abortion. Their statement also emphasized politicians’ responsibilities to reject a right to abortion. CNA/National Catholic Register, January 23, 2021 President Joe... read more

Abortion Activists Attack Church, Harass Pro-Life People Mourning Babies Killed in Abortion

By Micaiah Bilger, January 22, 2021 Ohio police had to forcibly remove abortion activists from a pro-life mass Friday morning in Columbus where families with young children gathered to pray for unborn babies. The Columbus Dispatch reports about eight abortion activists disrupted the Respect... read more

Joe Biden Celebrates Roe vs. Wade Decision That Has Killed 62 Million Babies in Abortions

Steven Ertelt, LifeSiteNews, January 22, 2021 Joe Biden today released a statement celebrating the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that has resulted in killing 62 million babies abortions. The decision, handed down on January 22, 1973, overturned pro-life laws offering protection for... read more

Former Vatican bank president sentenced for embezzlement

By Catholic News Service, January 22, 2021VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer were found guilty of money laundering and embezzling millions of euros from property sales. According to a statement released by the Vatican Jan. 21, Angelo Caloia, who served... read more

The Chalking of the Doors: An Epiphany Tradition Explained

By Jamie Skojec, One Peter Five, January 22, 2021 If you’re a Catholic, you’ve probably seen it: a mysterious series of letters and numbers, looking for all the world like an equation, inscribed in chalk over a doorway at your parish, or at the home of a friend. Maybe you thought you could... read more

Covid-19: Church in Northern Ireland, Portugal suspends celebrations with faithful

Bishops in Northern Ireland and Portugal suspend liturgical celebrations and pastoral activities in the presence of the faithful due to the resurgence of Covid-19 infections. By Vatican News staff reporter, January 21, 2021. On Thursday, the devolved government of Northern Ireland (Northern... read more

Updated: Vatican intervened to spike US bishops’ Biden statement release

The Pillar, January 20,2021The U.S. bishops’ conference held back a statement on incoming President Joe Biden Wednesday morning, after officials from the Vatican Secretariat of State intervened before the statement could be released. The statement, from conference president Archbishop Jose... read more