Catholic Church Again Says It Cannot Give A Blessing To Same Sex Marriage, LGBTQ Advocate Says 'They're Just Out Of Step'The Vatican sent a clear, but still controversial, message to the world Monday.
Cardinal Dolan Pens Joint Appeal To Congress For Financial Aid With Future Of Catholic Schools In Doubt NationwideThree of the nation’s highest-ranking Catholic leaders, in a recent joint appeal, said Catholic schools “are presently facing their greatest financial crisis” and warned that hundreds more closures are likely without federal support.
Catholic Bishops Vote To Let Some Priests Marry, But Final Decision Up To Pope FrancisThe proposal, which must be approved by Pope Francis, would be a historic change to the church's centuries-old tradition of unmarried priests.
Shortage Of Clergy In Amazon Prompts Urgent Debate On Celibacy Rules, Married PriestsThis weekend, Catholic leaders will vote on whether married men in remote areas of the Amazon should be allowed to be ordained as priests.
Beloved Priest Retiring After Serving New Jersey Community For 50 YearsPastor James Pagnotta has spent 47 of his 50 years as a priest at St. Joseph's Church in the Hilltop section of Jersey City.
Pope Defrocks Former Newark Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, 88-Year-Old Removed From PriesthoodPope Francis has stripped former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of his rights to priesthood after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors
New Jersey Dioceses Release Names Of Clergy Members Accused Of Child Sex AbuseThe lists released Wednesday identified priests and deacons who served in the dioceses of Camden, Trenton, Metuchen and Paterson and the archdiocese of Newark.
7 Catholic Schools Closing In New YorkIn a Twitter video, Dolan blamed low enrollment and lack of public funding, calling the latter an “injustice.”
Feds Subpoena New York, Pennsylvania Dioceses In Church Sex Abuse InvestigationThe U.S. Department of Justice has launched the first federal investigation into child sex abuse within the Catholic church, subpoenaing diocese across New York and Pennsylvania.
Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s Resignation As Washington ArchbishopPope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington, D.C. Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sex abuse and cover-up scandals.
Pope OKs Study Of Vatican Archives Into McCarrick ScandalPope Francis has authorized a "thorough study" into the accused former archbishop of Newark.
Brooklyn Diocese Reaches Historic Settlement With 4 Victims Abused By Volunteer TeacherLawyers for the four victims, who were boys at the time, say they were raped by Angelo Serrano between 2003 and 2009 while he was a volunteer CCD teacher.
N.Y. Archdiocese Vows To Cooperate With Church Sex Abuse InvestigationsOn Thursday, the New York attorney general issued subpoenas as part of the ongoing civil investigation into how the Catholic church handled allegations of sex abuse by priests and potentially covered them up.
Archbishop of Newark Rejects Allegations Leveled by Former Church OfficialThe Archbishop of Newark is firing back at a retired Vatican official who is calling for the resignation of Pope Francis.
Pope Francis Decries Sex Abuse Scandal During Visit To Dublin, IrelandThe abuse scandal — which has convulsed Ireland since the 1990s and has exploded anew in the U.S. — took center stage on the first day of Francis' two-day trip to Ireland.