Bankrupt Dioceses Sue SBA for Loan Access

Two Catholic dioceses have filed suit against the Small Business Administration (SBA), claiming they were wrongfully denied access to emergency loans during the pandemic because of their bankruptcy status. The New York dioceses of Rochester and Buffalo said they “will suffer immediate and irreparable harm” from being disqualified from emergency loans under the Paycheck Protection … Read more

Not The First Time Matano Has Blocked Fulton Sheen’s Beatification?

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, N.Y., might have derailed the beatification of Fulton Sheen not once but twice, according to its Peoria counterpart. Salvatore Matano, the bishop of Rochester, provided documents that caused the Vatican to postpone an unofficial beatification date of Sept. 20 for Sheen, a Peoria-area native. Msgr. James Kruse, the director … Read more

Vicar General of Peoria Diocese: Sheen Beatification Delay an Act of ‘Sabotage’

After the Diocese of Rochester last week confirmed it had requested that the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen be delayed, a longtime Peoria diocese official is accusing the Rochester diocese of repeatedly “sabotaging” Sheen’s sainthood cause. “Under the veneer of the Rochester diocese’s call for caution, more than an overwhelming majority of people would conclude … Read more

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