U.S. Catholic bishops are calling on dioceses and communities around the nation to participate in a day of peace and dialogue Friday.
Around the country, Catholic organizations, parishes, clergy and laity are taking action and bolstering efforts to build peace and battle racism, following a summer of violence.
"A failure, however, isn't the same as a crime. That is a legal question, not a moral question," said Archbishop Bernard Hebda, head of the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese.
Updated: The St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese agreed to a revision of its civil settlement that added "direct and public admission of wrongdoing" for its role in clergy sexual abuse.
The Cathedral of St. Paul was filled July 14 for the funeral of Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black man shot by a police officer during a traffic stop July 6.
Creditors claim that the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese's just-released reorganization plan represents 1 percent of total assets they say approach $2 billion.
The former Benedictine monk was for more than 50 years a leader, organizer and member of U.S. Catholic reform groups that emerged after Vatican II.
The Black Lives Matter movement in St. Paul, Minn., has threatened to shut down the national Red Bull Crashed Ice tour event, which starts at the Cathedral of St. Paul.
A broad cross-section of reactions met the news of the resignations of Archbishop John Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piché.
Updated: U.S. Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis resigned this morning, along with his auxiliary, Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piché.