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

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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, […]

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

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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. […]