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The case involving the transfer of the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen from New York to Peoria, Illinois, has been sent back to the original court for an evidentiary hearing.
Retired Archbishop Daniel Buechlein of Indianapolis, a Benedictine priest for 53 years, died Jan. 25 at age 79.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, California, and named Auxiliary Bishop Myron Cotta of Sacramento, California, as his successor.
In the case of women's commitment to the Catholic Church, the overall story is one of stability, and even slightly increased commitment, rather than further decline.