Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted embarked on a four-day pilgrimage with 40 others from throughout the Diocese of Phoenix today. Learn more about the journey and his thoughts on pilgrimages.
A new religious community in the Diocese of Phoenix’s northern region has made a strong impact since arriving at the end of 2018.
Joseph Henn was removed from priesthood in 2006 following his indictment on 13 counts related to child molestation stemming from his time in Phoenix.
BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops, after being consulted about the sainthood cause of a man who, except for service in World War II, spent his life in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, gave vocal assent June 12 for the Diocese of Marquette to continue to pursue the cause.
The 25-acre campus is finally finished with construction zones for the foreseeable future.
"For every one person joining our church today, 6.45 are leaving" and most are leaving at young ages, primarily before age 23. The median age of those who leave is 13.
It still needs Vatican approval, but wording emphasizes the dignity of all people and the misapplication of capital punishment. Discussion of the was not meant to be a debate on the death penalty overall.
It would enable bishops to apply restrictions in the life and ministry of retired bishops accused of sexual abuse or who failed to take necessary measures to prevent abuse.
The "motu proprio" was one of the measures that came out the Vatican's February Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse attended by the presidents of the world's bishops' conferences.
In a series of three votes June 12, the bishops voted overwhelmingly to authorize the implementation of a system that would allow people to make reports through a toll-free telephone number as well as online.