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Alencherry will face trial over land deals, Indian court rules

Alencherry will face trial over land deals, Indian court rules

By JD Flynn, CNA

An Indian court has ruled that Cardinal George Alencherry will stand trial in a case related to controversial land deals in the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly.

The Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court ruled Aug. 24 that Alencherry, along…


Pro-life group: Use gene editing to fix disease, not make designer babies

Pro-life group: Use gene editing to fix disease, not make designer babies

By CNA

As scientists explore new avenues for gene editing, a pro-life group is urging caution against the temptation to use the technology to create “designer babies.”

The Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research branch of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony…


Virginia governor accepts appointee’s resignation over anti-Catholic tweets

Virginia governor accepts appointee’s resignation over anti-Catholic tweets

By CNA

A Democratic Party activist with a history of anti-Catholic and other bigoted social media posts has resigned from Virginia Council of Women after her appointment prompted outcry from Catholics. 

Gail Gordon Donegan, a Democratic activist and self-described “gadfly”…


While Fort Worth bishop says apparition is not real, alleged visionary blames demonic attack

While Fort Worth bishop says apparition is not real, alleged visionary blames demonic attack

By CNA

The Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, said Monday that alleged local appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary are not real apparitions, and that alleged evidence of the visions is fake. But supporters of the alleged apparitions say that…


Local News

Father Jim Handerhan passes away at age 68

Father Jim Handerhan passes away at age 68

Sadly, the Diocese of Birmingham announces the passing of Reverend James Handerhan, Sr., 68. 

Father Handerhan was born on Jan. 9, 1951 in Perth Amboy, NJ to Roland and Susan Handerhan. He is preceded in death by his father and his dear…


New Director: Catholic Schools Offices welcomes Margaret Dubose

New Director: Catholic Schools Offices welcomes Margaret Dubose

By Bishop Robert J. Baker, Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama

I am pleased to announce that Margaret Dubose will be joining the diocese as the new Director of the Catholic Schools Office. She succeeds outgoing Director pro tempore Julie Emory-Johnson.

Mrs.…


A lifetime of service: Mary Alice “Sally” Crockett retires

By Msgr. Michael Sexton, Contributions by Ann Lanzi and Mary Dillard

It is hard to imagine the One Voice without Sally Crockett. For nineteen years she has served as managing editor at the newspaper. Before that she served for twenty-nine years…


Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Diocese of Birmingham

Annunciation of the Lord (Decatur)

(English & en español) Monday, 6:10 - 6:45 p.m.; Tuesday, 11-11:45 a.m.; Wednesday, 6:10 - 6:45 p.m.; Thursday, 11-11:45 a.m.; Friday, 11-11:45 a.m.; Saturday, 4-4:45 p.m. & 6-6:45 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. &12:30-1:15 p.m.

 


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