Oregon priest charged with sexual abuse of minor

Portland, Ore., Aug 17, 2012 / 02:19 am (CNA).- A priest in the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., has been arrested and is facing accusations of sexually abusing a young boy, stunning the local community.“This is a very tragic and sad situation for all involved,” said Bud Bunce, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Portland.Bunce told CNA on Aug. 16 that the archdiocese is asking for prayers for everyone affected by the incident and for all parishioners during this difficult … [Read more...]

Atlanta archdiocese receives ‘Gone with the Wind’ bequest

Atlanta, Ga., Aug 17, 2012 / 12:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The estate of a nephew of Margaret Mitchell has donated half of the trademark and literary rights to her famous Civil War novel “Gone with the Wind” to the Archdiocese of Atlanta.Joseph Mitchell, the son of Margaret’s brother Stephens, died in October 2011 at the age of 76. The novel rights are part of a multi-million dollar bequest to the archdiocese.“The Archdiocese of Atlanta has been blessed with a generous … [Read more...]