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...]

California bishop delays requiring teachers to sign “morals” agreement

You may remember this controversial decision from a few weeks back.  Now, the bishop is changing course. Details:  After meeting with local pastors and Catholic school administrators this week, Santa Rosa Diocese Bishop Robert Vasa reversed his prior edict that all teachers at schools under his jurisdiction sign a controversial morals addendum by March 15 [Read More...]

Alabama churches unite to halt immigration law

In a rare move, three bishops from three different faiths have taken legal action to fight a new law that they believe will criminalize part of their ministry. Details from the New York Times: On a sofa in the hallway of his office here [in Cullman, Alabama], Mitchell Williams, the pastor of First United Methodist [Read More...]

Detroit priest defies archbishop, celebrates mass with "many serious liturgical abuses"

The gathering of the American Catholic Council in Detroit this weekend earned a sharp rebuke from the Archdiocese Sunday, and threats of an investigation. Details, from the Detroit Free Press (H/T to Diane at Te Deum): The top Catholic leader in Michigan slammed a big liberal Mass today in Detroit, saying it had significant abuses [Read More...]