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Vos estis lux mundi
May 12, 2021
Bishop Jan Tyrawa by Krzysztof Mizera — own work — CC BY-SA 4.0   Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignation of Jan Tyrawa, the bishop of Bydgoszcz in northern Poland, following an investigation into allegations of covering up clerical sexual abuse of minors. In accordance with its usual practice, the Press Office of the
April 24, 2021
If there are stalwart reformers -- and we know there are some of the clerisy genuinely committed to the work of ripping out the rot and repairing the Church's leadership culture -- we might nonetheless reasonably wonder whether they have the wherewithal to bring about meaningful reform.
April 17, 2021
"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
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
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."
March 25, 2021
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.
November 20, 2020
Allegations concern Cantu’s handling of cases in Las Cruces, NM, which he led 2013-2018. He is now Bishop of San Jose, Ca.
July 18, 2020
Irregularities call into question not only the commitment of Church leadership to safeguarding of vulnerable adults, but the efficacy of safeguarding, reporting, and investigative procedures currently in place.