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Sicily Bishop Forbids Church Funerals for Mobsters
Originally Posted: 06/24/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

A bishop in Sicily has issued an unprecedented decree that says convicted mobsters will be denied a church funeral. A bishop in Sicily has issued an unprecedented decree that says ...

Vatican Lifts Suspension of Priest who Altered Prayers at Mass
Originally Posted: 09/28/2012 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

An Illinois priest who was forced out of his parish by his bishop for improvising prayers during Mass has had his suspension reversed by the Vatican. An Illinois priest who was fo ...

What’s Next for the First Catholic Bishop Convicted in Sex Abuse Cover-Up?
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

Catholic Bishop Robert W. Finn was found guilty Thursday of failing to tell police about a priest suspected of sexually exploiting children, an unprecedented verdict that is being hailed as a landmark in the e ...

Father Benedict Groeschel Leaves Catholic Cable Show After Abuse Remarks
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Benedict Groeschel, a well-known Catholic author and television personality, has given up his longtime spot on the conservative cable network EWTN following comments in which he appeared to defend cle ...

Episcopal Bishop on Gay Weddings: Yes, But No
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 9:16am | Type: Blog

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Episcopal Bishop Kee Sloan of Alabama voted in favor of his church's new ritual for blessing same-sex unions — but he won't allow priests in his diocese to perform it. ...

Leontine T.C. Kelly, Pioneering African-American Woman Bishop, Dies At 92
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

“She never ran from challenge or controversy, and she also stood fast in her convictions." ~ Bishop Judith Craig on the death of retired United Methodist Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly. ...

Woman Fights Her Bishop on Church Closures and Wins
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 3:11pm | Type: Blog

When Bishop Richard Lennon began closing 50 Catholic churches in and around Cleveland three years ago, the bulk of the faithful quietly moved on. CLEVELAND—When Bishop Richard Le ...

Before Politics, Mitt Romney Was a Mormon Bishop
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

While Mitt Romney was building his career at Bain Capital, he was also a Mormon bishop (equivalent to a pastor) and a stake president (presiding over several area congregations) in suburban Belmont, Mass. ...

Cleveland Bishop Has 60 Days to Appeal Church Closures
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 3:16pm | Type: Blog

CLEVELAND--Bishop Richard Lennon on Wednesday (March 14) received the official Vatican decrees that overturn his closings of 13 Catholic parishes, the diocese said, kicking off a 60-day period for him to decide whether to appeal. "The process t ...