Catholic Charities Pays Over $200K to Settle Federal Fraud Probe

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has agreed to pay more than $206,000 to settle a federal fraud investigation that focused on community service grants for Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs in 2014 and 2015, authorities said Wednesday. Administrators of the charity voluntarily reported that Corporation for National and Community Service grants had been improperly … Read more

U.S. Ambassador Warns Vatican: China Can’t Be Trusted

Vatican officials should think twice about dealing with the Chinese government, according to Trump’s top official for religious liberty. Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Freedom, made his comments after it was revealed Chinese state-backed hackers had targeted the Vatican and Hong Kong-based Catholic entities ahead of talks on the renewal of a 2018 … Read more

Expert Says Church More Focused on Laudato Si’ than Child Protection

A leading expert says that the Catholic Church still has a long way to go in acknowledging and being aware of sexual abuse, pointing out that the pope’s environmental encyclical Laudato Si’ is often more visible in the Church than safeguarding. Speaking during a June 30 webinar session on “Victimology and the relational safety model,” … Read more

Its Back to Work at the Vatican for Argentine Bishop Accused of Sexual Misconduct

As the Vatican resumed its activities after the two-month COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown, Crux has confirmed an Argentinian bishop suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct with seminarians quietly went back to work. Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta was appointed by Francis to the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA), which functions as the Vatican’s central … Read more

WATCH: Archbishop Gregory Doubles-Down on Criticism of the President

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington doubled down on his criticism of President Donald Trump’s visit to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine earlier this week, saying Friday that a place dedicated to the memory of the late Polish pope should have “never been used as a place for a political statement.” “Long before he … Read more

Vatican Staring Down The Barrel of $158 Million Deficit

According to an internal Vatican analysis recently presented to Pope Francis for a meeting with his department heads, declines in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic will cause the Vatican’s annual deficit to balloon somewhere between 30 and 175 percent, depending on which of three scenarios, ranging from best to worst case, is realized. Under … Read more

Despite Risks, Courageous Priests Serve The Faithful

  Although the public celebration of the Mass has been suspended in much of the world to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Catholic priests are still trying to minister to their flock, even at the risk of their own health. Donned with protective gear, many priests are continuing to give the last rites. … Read more

Virginia Priest In Battle With Bishop

In Oct. 2008, Father Mark White started a blog under his name in the hopes that his preaching would reach those who don’t go to church. Ever since, he’s written about God, Kobe Bryant, and being pro-life, as well as sharing his homilies. But he’s also been critical of the way some within the hierarchy … Read more

Court-Appointed Official Says Vatican Failing on Accountability in Nienstedt Case

A court-appointed official for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is alleging that the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops is failing to comply with new protocols for bishop accountability created by Pope Francis with regard to a potential investigation into former Archbishop John Nienstedt. Nienstedt led the archdiocese from 2008 until resigning under fire in … Read more

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