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    Share this: Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn for the past 18 years, is stepping down, to be succeeded by the Most Rev. Robert J. Brennan, who will be the eighth bishop of Brooklyn, it was announced on Wednesday by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Upon...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Diocese of Sacramento added six new allegations against five former priests to its list of clergy who faced accusations of child sexual abuse. In a news release sent out on Tuesday, the diocese said though the priests were already on the list, all six allegations are new. Those five priests were...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Pope Francis on Wednesday accepted the resignation of the Catholic bishop of Brooklyn, New York, Nicholas DiMarzio, weeks after a Vatican investigation cleared him of sexual abuse allegations. DiMarzio is 77 years old, two years beyond the normal retirement age for bishops. Francis accepted his resignation and appointed Bishop Robert Brennan...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Brooklyn Diocese Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and named Bishop Robert Brennan of Cleveland, a Bronx native, to head the diocese.DiMarzio was recently cleared by an investigation by the neighboring Archiocese of New York into allegations made against him by two men who said they...
    Three sex abuse lawsuits filed against a New Jersey diocese and announced Thursday include claims that defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick abused a young man in the 1980s. The lawsuit accuses McCarrick of sexual battery against the man, who was in his late teens and early 20s when McCarrick was Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen,...
    NEW JERSEY (AP) — Three sex abuse lawsuits filed against a New Jersey diocese announced Thursday include claims that defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick abused a young man in the 1980s. The lawsuit accuses McCarrick of sexual battery against the man, who was in his late teens and early 20s when McCarrick was Bishop of the...
    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Some of the residents of a long-closed Vermont orphanage want the Catholic Church to pay for therapy as they continue to recover from what they described as abuse at the hands of the nuns and priests who were supposed to care for them. The youngest members of the group that...
    Share this:Photo courtesy of DeSales Media/Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. FDNY BATTALION 57 SALUTES FALLEN BRETHREN: Members of the FDNY’s Battalion 57 in Brooklyn led a procession over the Brooklyn Bridge to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph on Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  The marchers, pictured on Pacific St....
    A bishop resigned from the Catholic Church after falling in love with an erotica novelist who writes fiction tinged with satanic imagery, according to Spanish media reports. With the Vatican's approval, Xavier Novell, 52, resigned last month, citing general personal reasons. More details emerged in recent days with Spanish news site Religion Digital reporting...
    ROME — The Vatican has accepted the nomination of Communist Party loyalist Father Joseph Cui Qingqi as the new bishop of Wuhan, who will be ordained on September 8. AsiaNews, the official press agency of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, reported Sunday that Father Cui was the only candidate put forward by Church bodies...
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday replaced an Australian bishop who stepped down amid a Vatican investigation into what Australian media have described as allegations of sexual misconduct. The Vatican said Francis accepted Bishop Christopher Alan Saunders’ resignation as head of the Broome diocese in western Australia. Francis appointed another prelate, Bishop...
    Classes have resumed at dozens of Catholic schools around Northern Virginia, and learning that was mostly in-person last school year is informing COVID-19 protocols currently in place. “Things that were suggested like using seating charts. So, we always knew who was near whom, in the classroom, for example,” said Joseph E. Vorbach III, the superintendent...
    (CNN)The Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas will not issue letters of exemption for the Covid-19 vaccine on religious grounds, the diocese told pastors Monday.After "careful and prayerful consideration" based on reports from pastors in the diocese that they have received a small amount of such requests, Bishop George Leo Thomas said he believed that...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – After disclosing a report of sexual abuse by a late priest, the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh says “a number” of other victims came forward alleging inappropriate or abusive misconduct. READ MORE: Plum Native And Former NFL Punter Pat McAfee Says He Tested Positive For COVID-19 The late...
    WHEATON, Ill. -- After the first week of school at St. Francis in Wheaton, Ill. some upperclassmen are speaking out about the high school's policy on pronoun use."I don't have a problem with someone wanting to be called a different pronoun if that's what they feel like," said Daniel O'Connell, a junior at St. Francis."I...
    WHEATON, Ill. (WLS) -- After the first week of school at St. Francis in Wheaton, some upperclassmen are speaking out about the high school's policy on pronoun use."I don't have a problem with someone wanting to be called a different pronoun if that what's they feel like," said Daniel O'Connell, a junior at St. Francis."I...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Many parents don’t want their Catholic schools to go through with a mask mandate. READ MORE: Pennsylvania May Use Taxpayer Dollars To Help Entice Major Golf Events More than 2,000 people have signed an online petition asking the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh to keep masks optional. READ MORE:...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian bishop resigned on Wednesday, less than a week after a video spread on social media that featured someone, purported to be him, masturbating. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Tomé Ferreira da Silva, who oversaw a diocese in Sao Paulo state, Sao Jose do Rio Preto....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is making mask wearing mandatory for all of its K-12 Catholic school students. READ MORE: IUP Requiring Masks For Indoor Public Spaces It is mandatory regardless of the student’s vaccination status. BREAKING: The Diocese of Pittsburgh is issuing a mandatory masking order for...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The obligation to attend mass in-person resumes this morning, meaning that churches across the state will be welcoming back parishioners they haven’t seen in a while. There are some safety measures you should be aware of before you leave your home. The obligation still remains in place for everybody, but there are a...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The Office of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes 69 elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens, has announced the COVID-19 safety protocols that will be in place when school opens on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.In the absence of a mandate, the New York State...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Diocese of Dallas has reinstated mask protocol for its Catholic schools effective Tuesday, August 10. In a letter to parents, the Superintendent of the Diocese of Dallas Catholic schools announced masks will be required to be worn by everyone inside school buildings regardless of vaccination status. READ MORE: Gov. Greg Abbott Seeks...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff GREENSBURG (KDKA) – Today, the Diocese of Greensburg announced additional COVID-19 mitigation policies, including mask-wearing for those volunteering on behalf of a parish, regardless of vaccination status. READ MORE: Arcade Comedy Theater Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations Bishop Larry Kulick says that ministers of Holy Communion, ushers, greeters, servers and parish event...
    ROME — The Caritas office of the Argentinian diocese of Venado Tuerto apologized this week for posting a prayer to Pachamama, an Andean deity, on its social media. “The Pachamama is a symbol of fertility, the earth and the sanctity of life,” reads the since deleted August 1 post. “It is a myth full of...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you’re getting ready to head to church today, don’t forget your mask. The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh updated its safety procedures ahead of mass this morning. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Humid, Sunny Sunday The Diocese was almost ready to bring people indoors to worship, but now, they’ll be holding off. In...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is urging Catholics to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks indoors. Bishop David Zubik also announced Friday that Eucharistic ministers, ushers and greeters will be required to wear masks at Mass. He also said outdoor Mass will continue until further...
    The diocese of the Catholic Church in Albany (capital of New York) covered up the sexual abuse of minors by its priests for decades by sending them to private treatment instead of calling the police, said its former bishop Howard J. Hubbard. Hubbard, who led the diocese from 1977 to 2014 and has also been...
    The longtime former head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany says the diocese covered up sexual abuse by priests for decades and protected clergy by sending them to private treatment instead of calling police. Bishop Howard Hubbard, who ran the diocese in New York's Capital District from 1977 to 2014 and has himself been...
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    GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — The Catholic Diocese of Greensburg received a multimillion-dollar gift to further education efforts. “Twenty million dollars at least,” said Maureen Marsteller, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools. READ MORE: Washington County Parents Accused Of Shaking, Severely Injuring Baby That is how much money an anonymous donor gifted the Diocese of Greensburg’s...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn man who saved a stranger’s life after she was stabbed on a subway platform was honored Tuesday in an emotional ceremony. Surrounded by his family, Brooklyn native Sean Conaboy received a medal from the Diocese of Brooklyn, inscribed with the Latin phrase “the word became flesh.” READ MORE: NYC...
    A Diocese of Camden priest was one of two victims killed in a head-on crash over the weekend. Father Alfred Onyutha, 61, of Vineland, was in a Huyndai SUV, when he struck a 44-year-old Williamstown man in a Nissan SUV on Tuckahoe Road northbound at Sheridan Avenue around 9 p.m. July 16 in Franklin Township,...
    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A priest from the Diocese of Camden was one of two men killed in a head-on collision in Franklin Township over the weekend. Father Alfred Onyutha, 61, was involved in a head-on collision at Tuckahoe Road and Sheridan Avenue around 9 p.m. on July 16. Police say a 2017 Nissan...
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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating after someone destroyed two statues outside a church in Queens. It happened sometime around 3:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in the Forest Hills section. READ MORE: Eric Garner Remembered 7 Years After His Death Police are investigating after two statues outside Our...
    GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA) – Christ Cathedral will celebrate its second anniversary as the Diocese of Orange’s main cathedral Saturday with the unveiling of a shrine reflecting the faithful in Vietnam. The Our Lady of La Vang Shrine is a statue of the Virgin Mary. Roman Catholics believe she appeared in 1798 to a group of...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pennsylvania Bishops are reinstating the obligation to attend mass in August. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 425 New Coronavirus Cases The statewide dispensation that was put in place because of the pandemic will be lifted on Aug. 15. Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik is...
    The controversial retirement home formerly occupied by Newark Archbishop John J. Myers sold for $910,000, church officials announced. The 7,300-square-foot home at 51 Lower Kingtown Road in Pittstown (Hunterdon County) sits on more than eight acres of land and features many luxury amenities, according to the real estate listing (click here for photos). Those include two elevators,...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Catholic Church is now holding services at full capacity. After more than a year of pandemic restrictions, the Diocese of Sacramento put out the call this Sunday for its parishioners to come back. Father Brian Atienza’s message on this Sunday called on Catholics to come back. READ MORE: Lodi Burglary Suspect...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh has elected its next bishop. READ MORE: President And CEO Dr. Barbara Baker Retiring From Leadership Role At Pittsburgh Zoo And PPG Aquarium The diocese has elected Reverend Dr. Ketlen Solak to succeed Bishop Dorsey McConnell, who is retiring. Rev. Solak will...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Bishop David Zubik is calling for more deacons for the Catholic Diocese. They’ve put out a call for interested and qualified Catholic men to form a new class of permanent deacons. There are three information sessions being held for those interested. The first is being held on Saturday...
    The names of nine Catholic priests from New Jersey have been added to one law firm's list of accused child sex abusers. The following priests are the latest to be name in sex abuse settlements from the Diocese of Camden County's bankruptcy case, according to the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates. Rev....
    The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Roman Catholic bishop of Brooklyn, on Friday, June 11, plans to officially unveil and bless the Diocese of Brooklyn’s very own statue dedicated to Mother Cabrini. The statue will be permanently displayed in a shrine outside Sacred Hearts & St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church at 125 Summit St., Carroll Gardens....
    USA / Venezuela – Venezuelan Church Journey “Missionary Church Out of the New Age” Caracas (Agency Fights) – The current stage, defined as the “subsidiary” of the Second National Episcopal Conference (ANP) of the Church of Venezuela, includes stages of listening and conversation in which we seek to promote a...
    The Rev. Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, currently the pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria, has been appointed vicar for clergy and consecrated life for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, effective June 30. He has also been appointed as the next chairman of the board of DeSales Media Group — the media,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Four groupings of parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh will be merging to create four new parishes beginning on July 1, 2021, the diocese announced on Saturday. READ MORE: Former President Donald Trump Looms Large In Pennsylvania 2022 Republican Primary Fifteen parishes will be part of...