Bishops OK plan to implement ‘motu proprio’ on addressing 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.

Bishops approve third-party reporting system

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.

Pope advances sainthood causes for U.S. priest, Spanish martyrs

The decree for Fr. Tolton's cause recognizes that he lived a life of heroic virtue.

Cardinal DiNardo calls bishops to be trustworthy like Barnabas

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston compared the early church missions of Barnabas and Paul to the modern-era mission of restoring trust following the clerical sexual abuse crisis in his homily during the U.S. bishops' spring assembly in Baltimore.

On the fly: Airport chaplains have special ministry, pope says

A man was told he could charge his computer in the airport chapel because electricity, "like the energy of God," was there for everyone.

A summer camp vision, prayers to St. Teresa helped lead Friar to the priesthood

He was only working at the camp because his dad had a role there. An experience there during guided meditation was among the seeds of his vocation.

National Review Board chairman repeats call for greater lay involvement as Church tackles abuse

BALTIMORE (CNS) — National Review Board chairman Francesco Cesareo offered the U.S. bishops meeting in Baltimore a series of recommendations that he said will strengthen the Church’s response to the ongoing clergy sexual abuse crisis.

Bishops to consider 10-point plan to acknowledge ‘episcopal commitments’

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops are set to vote on a 10-point statement, “Affirming Our Episcopal Commitments,” in which the bishops hope to regain “the trust of the people of God.”

Cathedral school, greater community mourn beloved Sr. Gabby Marry, IBVM (1940-2019)

She offered the irreplaceable gift of Irish presence to school children, convent visitors, adults, the elderly, and via letter, inmates.

Holy Spirit ‘brings order to our frenzy,’ pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a world of conflict and division and a culture of insult, people need to live filled with the Holy Spirit, who is the only one capable of bringing harmony and unity to diversity, Pope Francis said.