Msgr. Hien Minh Nguyen of the diocese of San Jose, Calif., was arrested April 18 in Florida on charges of tax evasion and bank fraud. He was on a personal leave of absence from ministry at the time of his arrest.
Faith & Parish
Emotions ran high among Catholics in the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese as word spread that Bishop Robert Finn had resigned early Tuesday.
"I think [Cordileone is] doing a marvelous job under very difficult circumstances. Taking ads out in the local paper against the archbishop only brings discord and divisiveness."
U.S. Bishop Robert Finn, the Catholic prelate who became a symbol internationally of the church’s failures in addressing the sexual abuse crisis, has resigned.
Cardinal Francis E. George, the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died Friday at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer.
More than 200 rallies held Wednesday across the U.S. marked Tax Day with calls for fair wages for a diverse cohort of labor groups.
After a series of challenges to the distribution of Gideon Bibles in the state's school districts, Oklahoma's attorney general stepped in to defend the practice.
On Tuesday, Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced a new initiative "designed to defend religious freedom and provide support to Oklahoma schools facing intimidation."
The signees of an open letter to Pope Francis are the "bedrock of the archdiocese," one of them said at a press conference Thursday morning.
A powerful cross-section of Catholics is asking Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, saying the archbishop has "fostered an atmosphere of division and intolerance."
Laypeople are meant to be "out on the frontlines" of using media in the new evangelization, said a speaker at a panel discussion Monday at The Catholic University of America in Washington.
The panel consisted of leaders in Catholic broadcasting and communications and was held in honor of the 75th anniversary of Archbishop Fulton Sheen's first televised service on Easter of 1940*.
It was part of a weeklong celebration of the legacy of the 20th-century Catholic evangelist.