Catholic News Agency

Church leaders ‘open’ to discussing ruling with Italian government

In April he said he would sell his bishop’s mansion to help pay for compensation for abuse victims

Hearing focuses on allegations against JRR Tolkien’s son, Fr John Tolkien

The message came after the Vatican ordered the bishops to postpone a vote on plans to deal with the abuse crisis

The declaration ‘will bring the greatest measure of justice to the greatest number of victims,’ Archbishop Michael Byrnes said

The bishop’s brother will instead pay the costs, the diocese said

Catholic schools could have a $74 million a year funding increase

Organizations and individuals objecting to the mandate’s provisions on either religious or moral grounds will be exempt