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Vatican cancels US bishops’ vote on sex abuse reform measures

Vatican cancels US bishops’ vote on sex abuse reform measures

By Ed Condon, CNA/EWTN News

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference has told the American bishops that they will not vote on two key proposals which had been expected to form the basis for the Church’s response…


Capuchin priest arrested in Washington DC

Capuchin priest arrested in Washington DC

By Catholic News Agency

A Capuchin priest was arrested in Washington D.C. Nov. 7 after he was accused of sexually abusing a teenager in 2015. Fr. Urbano Vazquez, OFM Cap., had served as parochial vicar of Shrine of the Sacred…


Francis makes appointments to Roman Rota, Vatican Court of Appeal

Francis makes appointments to Roman Rota, Vatican Court of Appeal

By CNA/EWTN News

Pope Francis appointed Thursday two lay lawyers to tribunals of the Holy See and Vatican City.

On Nov. 8 Enrico Ferrannini was appointed substitute promoter of justice for the Vatican Court of Appeal, and Maria Fratangelo was…


New group formed to oppose abortion in Mexico

New group formed to oppose abortion in Mexico

By ACI Prensa

The new umbrella group Suma de Actores Sociales (United Social Actors) is calling citizens to stand up against efforts by president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador to legalize abortion, euthanasia and marijuana.

SUMAS was launched November 6 in…


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Father Underwood passes away at age 97

Father Underwood passes away at age 97

Reverend Joseph Charles Underwood, a priest of the Diocese of Birmingham, passed away Oct. 30 at the age of 97. He was born in Birmingham to Jack and Mae Epperson Underwood. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and later…


Office of the Bishop releases statement

November 9, 2018 

 

The Archdiocese of Mobile will publish the names of clergy and religious who were removed from ministry due to an accusation of abuse of a minor.  

Each of the four Catholic dioceses in Alabama and…


Father John Robinson dies at age 90

Father John Robinson dies at age 90

Father John C. Robinson, 90, passed away on Sept. 28. Father Robinson attended St. Paul's Grammar and High School in Birmingham and St. Bernard Minor Seminary in Cullman. He graduated from Mt. St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland, in 1954 and…


Sister Servants of the Eternal Word elect new superior


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