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April 17, 2021
Staff Reporter
"They told us they didn’t know there were children associated with his pastor assignment,” parent Kim McRoberts told FOX19NOW. “At some point, we just had to laugh it was so ridiculously stupid."
April 14, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
The liturgy is reportedly billed as a “Mass of Thanksgiving” in a memo that went to Crookston priests. The Apostolic Administrator appointed for Crookston, 78-year-old Bishop Richard Pates (emeritus of Des Moines, Iowa) will reportedly concelebrate.
April 13, 2021
Staff Reporter
A statement on the website of the Crookston diocese says that Pope Francis has "asked for, and has now accepted" Bishop Hoeppner's resignation "after an extensive investigation."
April 13, 2021
Staff Reporter
“I have been praying for [Wright’s] eternal repose, for his family and for all those who loved him,” Archbishop Hebda said, adding that he is “also praying for the Brooklyn Center Police officer involved in the shooting, and for her family and friends. I suspect that they are grieving in a different way.”
April 12, 2021
CNA Staff
A joint statement from the bishops of Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo on April 6 announced that the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation will be restored on Pentecost, May 23. 
April 06, 2021
Matt Hadro/CNA
Food insecurity has been an ongoing issue in the region and around the country; the number of families receiving weekly meals at Catholic Charities increased tenfold during the pandemic. Fr. John Enzler, president and CEO at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. told CNA that a looming eviction crisis will soon become a massive problem.
April 03, 2021
Priscilla Huff
It is thought this was not an act of terror or an attack in the vein of the political violence of January 6, 2021.
March 31, 2021
CNA Staff
“The rise in violence against Asian people across the country is alarming and horrific to all people of right reason,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone wrote in a March 30 statement.
March 31, 2021
CNA Staff
The Buffalo News reported that the diocese spent $3.8 million on bankruptcy-related expenses in its first year of bankruptcy. This amount nearly rivals its budget for the diocese’s 34 Catholic elementary schools.
March 25, 2021
CNA Staff
“I would like to express gratitude to the Holy Father for the recent statement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,” Archbishop Sample said March 23.
March 25, 2021
Jonah McKeown/CNA
The diocese of Albany confirmed to CNA on Wednesday that Hubbard will be investigated according to Vos estis lux mundi, the procedure for investigating abuse accusations against bishops that Pope Francis promulgated in May 2019.
March 18, 2021
CNA Staff
Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe earlier this month decried the proposed law as “the worst in the nation” and a threat to the vulnerable.