Former priest arrested in Italy extradited to Arizona, formally arraigned

Joseph Henn was removed from priesthood in 2006 following his indictment on 13 counts related to child molestation stemming from his time in Phoenix.

Paris archbishop celebrates first Mass in Notre Dame since fire

The Mass marked the anniversary of the consecration of the cathedral's altar.

Bishops affirm diocese’s effort for Michigan grandfather’s sainthood cause

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.

Franciscan Renewal Center completes Master Plan

The 25-acre campus is finally finished with construction zones for the foreseeable future.

Church should focus on getting ‘nones’ back, Bishop Barron says

"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.

Bishops vote to revise U.S. catechism’s capital punishment section

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.

Protocol approved on restrictions on bishops facing claim of abuse

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.

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.