What Happened to the USCCB Working Group on Joe Biden?

Announced with much fanfare in November 2020, the working group has only met twice and is now rumored to have been disbanded. A source at the U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) has disputed the notion that a special working group formed to deal with new President Joe Biden was terminated prematurely this week. Reports earlier this … Read more

Kenosha Parish Vandalized During Riots

Several windows were smashed, the word “burn” was painted on the front door of the church, an upside-down cross was painted on the exterior of the church building, the words “god is dead” were painted on construction equipment, with other profanities painted on construction equipment. Continue reading at Angelus News   TAKE ACTION: Report attacks … Read more

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

Cardinal Zen Tells Congressmen: China Wants Vatican ‘Surrender’

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, has said that the situation of the Church in China is dire. The cardinal also predicted the end of the underground Church. “The situation is very bad. And the source is not the pope. The pope doesn’t know much about China,” Cardinal Zen told CNA on Tuesday “The Holy … Read more

US Reporting Mechanism for Episcopal Abuse Could Go Live by February

A national third-party reporting system for allegations of abuse, neglect, or misconduct against bishops could be activated by February 2020, the U.S. bishops’ conference said Wednesday. Anthony Picarello, general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, told bishops Nov. 13 at their annual fall meeting in Baltimore that a contract had been finalized for … Read more

Another Buffalo Whistleblower Says He Was Abused as a Seminarian

New allegations have surfaced that the second whistleblower reporting a cover-up of clerical sexual abuse by the Diocese of Buffalo, Fr. Ryszard Biernat, was sexually abused as a seminarian in the diocese by a priest who was later removed from ministry for other credible accusations of abuse. A new report by the Buffalo-area news station … Read more

Lay Advisers Urge US Bishops to Press for Release of McCarrick Documents

Advisory bodies to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called Tuesday for the bishops to urge the Holy See to make public all documentation related to the misconduct of Theodore McCarrick, in accord with canon and civil law. “We once again present a resolution related to the McCarrick scandal,” stated retired Army Col. Anita Raines, … Read more

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