Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn Joseph Sullivan Dies

A good man and a great priest. Details: Retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Most Reverend Joseph M. Sullivan, died June 7, 2013, after a May 30th car accident on the Long Island Expressway in Syosset, New York. Bishop Sullivan was critically injured in the three-car collision and was immediately airlifted to [Read More…]

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One Church, Two Paths: Contrasting Chaput and O’Malley—UPDATED

Over at NCR, Tom Roberts looks at these two leading American prelates—both Capuchins, former classmates, now among the most prominent archbishops in the United States—and sees two different views of the church. He comes to this conclusion: The contrasts in the two prelates are apparent and have to do with personality as well as ecclesiology [Read More…]

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Bishop Argues for “Only One Authentically Catholic” View of Gay Marriage Before a Hostile Audience

From National Catholic Reporter:  Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., walked into a beehive when he agreed to speak about same-sex marriage before a small audience in Phoenix over the weekend. But at least the bishop was there, taking the stings. Paprocki joined Sr. Jeannine Gramick, a longtime advocate for gay and lesbian people, on [Read More…]

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Corpus Christi in Los Angeles

The picture above, from yesterday, shows Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez before the Blessed Sacrament in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. And the tabernacle? From the cathedral website: The bronze tabernacle in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels was designed and fabricated by sculptor Max [Read More…]

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Archbishop Myers Breaks Silence on Fugee Scandal, Demotes Deputy

Details: A top official in the Archdiocese of Newark — second only to Archbishop John J. Myers — has been sacked from his leadership position for mishandling the supervision of a priest who violated a lifetime ban on ministry to children. Myers, speaking out for the first time on the scandal that has imperiled his [Read More…]

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Cardinal Dolan’s Commencement Speech: “Let Me Tell You the Secret of Notre Dame…”

This is pretty wonderful: Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s 2013 commencement speech at Notre Dame: Thank you, Notre Dame, for the joy of your company, the gracious invitation, the warm welcome, and the high honor of this degree. It was so obvious I almost missed it . . . See, ever since, almost a year ago, Father [Read More…]

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Followup: Worcester Bishop Loses License, Charges Dismissed for DUI

Details:  Bishop Robert J. McManus has lost his license for six months after admitting to refusing a chemical test after his arrest this month on drunken driving charges. The head of the Diocese of Worcester appeared Tuesday at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal in Wakefield, R.I. Court administrator Thomas Laliberte said Bishop McManus pleaded guilty [Read More…]

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“Cardinal Dolan Would Not, Did Not, Suggest Governor Cuomo Might Not Be a Catholic in Good Standing…”

Details: After New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared to suggest during a radio interview this week that he may not view pro-abortion Governor Andrew Cuomo as a Catholic “in good standing,” the archdiocese has issued a statement saying that this is not the case, and that Dolan’s remark was misunderstood. “Cardinal Dolan would not, and did not, [Read More…]

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Cardinal Dolan slams Governor Cuomo over abortion bill

From the New York Daily News:  New York’s Timothy Cardinal Dolan made it clear this morning that if Gov. Cuomo proceeds with his plans to strengthen state abortion laws, he will face the wrath of the Catholic Bishops. “I am going to hope that the better natures prevail here, but boy if you come out [Read More…]

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Abuse report: 11 “credible allegations” against clergy in 2012

Details:  The latest report on child protection in the U.S. Catholic Church found a total of 11 credible allegations of abuse of minors by diocesan clergy in 2012, with a 20% decrease in the numbers of new credible abuse allegations about incidents in the past 60 years. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, the U.S. [Read More…]

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