Boston Priest Says Catholics Can Support ‘Right To Choose’ Abortion, Archdiocese Declines Comment

A Boston priest has said he believes in “a woman’s right to choose” on the issue of abortion, and will continue his advocacy for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, despite Catholic teaching on abortion and a Church prohibition on clerical advocacy for political candidates. Msgr. Paul Garrity of the Archdiocese of Boston spoke to CNA Tuesday, … Read more

Vatican Imposes Restrictions on Disgraced Bishop Bransfield, But Fails to Laicize

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop emeritus of Wheeling-Charleston, will no longer be allowed to participate in public Masses or live within his former diocese. He must “make personal amends” for the harm he brought to the diocese, Pope Francis announced in a communique released on Friday afternoon. Bransfield is reported to have sexually harassed, assaulted, … Read more

Catholic Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington) Blocks Medical Care for Abortion Survivors

Archbishop Sartain, the ball’s in your court. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) introduced the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act and looked to pass the bill Feb. 4 via unanimous consent. That process means one senator can stop the vote by raising an objection. “You’re either for babies or you’re defending infanticide,” Sasse said Monday before the vote. … Read more

Abuse Survivor: Write ‘Zero-Tolerance’ into Canon Law

Marie Collins said canon law had more often been used to protect the abuser than to punish him Canon law should be re-written to institute a global zero-tolerance policy against priests who commit sexual abuse, a clerical abuse survivor told attendees at the World Meeting of Families. Marie Collins, a former member of the Pontifical … Read more

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