Brooklyn Bishop Disciplines Chef Pastor Who Allowed Pop Star to Film Music Video in Church

The Diocese of Brooklyn announced Saturday that a local pastor who allowed a pop star to shoot a lewd music video in the church no longer has administrative oversight over the parish. Additionally, the diocese told CNA that Brooklyn Bishop Robert Brennan celebrated a Mass of reparation at the church on Saturday morning in response … Read more

Francis Meets With Denounced Heretical LGBT Group

Pope Francis met Tuesday at his residence with leadership from the U.S. LGBT organization New Ways Ministry, which was previously denounced by both the U.S. bishops’ conference and the Vatican’s doctrinal office for causing confusion on sexual morality among the Catholic faithful. It’s unclear what the topic of the meeting was, but the organization said … Read more

Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Former Priest Named in Lawsuit Alleging Cover-Up of Rape

A woman is suing the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for covering up the “mass sexual abuse” of a priest who she says later sexually abused her while she was studying at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2017. The now-former priest, Kevin McGoldrick, has since sought voluntary laicization after being investigated and disciplined by the Archdiocese … Read more

Wilton Gregory Cancels Youth Rally, Mass for Life Held at March for Life Events

The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., announced that its annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life, which both typically take place in conjunction with the national March for Life in Washington D.C., have been canceled. “After a consultation process that involved dialogue with other dioceses, ministry leaders, and the partners who assist the archdiocese in hosting … Read more

Florida Priest and Parish Administrator Embezzled $1.5 Million from Parish

A priest along with the former parish administrator of a Catholic church in Florida funneled nearly $1.5 million in parishioners’ donations into a secret bank account for personal use, Vero Beach police said Tuesday. The former pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach, Father Richard “Dick” Murphy, died on March 22, 2020, at … Read more

Drag Show at Saint Joseph’s University

How does a drag show fit the mission of a Catholic university? That is what a Catholic education expert asked when hearing about such a performance, which took place at the Jesuit university in Philadelphia last Friday. A drag show, listed as an event of Saint Joseph’s Univerity’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office, was held … Read more

Burlington Bishop Removes Pastor Who Refused To Comply With COVID-19 Directives

In a letter to parishioners of Holy Family Parish in Springfield, Vermont, Bishop Christopher Coyne of Burlington announced that their pastor is being removed from his position over his continued refusal to be tested regularly for COVID-19 and to wear a mask while ministering, as the bishop had directed. The bishop also noted that he … Read more