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Bishop Morlino: ‘Homosexual Subculture’ a Source of Devastation in the Church

MADISON, Wis. — In response to the sexual abuse crises involving disgraced Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report, Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin, has said that the Catholic Church must...

Cardinal Wuerl Cancels World Meeting of Familes Appearance

WASHINGTON —  Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington has canceled his scheduled participation at the Church’s World Meeting of Families, which will be held next week in Dublin, Ireland. The World Meeting of Families is organized by...

Remembering the Revolution of Denver’s World Youth Day 1993

“No water bottle, no camera, no sunscreen and no rain jacket. That’s how I showed up for the first day of World Youth Day 1993.” So recalled Father Randy Dollins, vicar general for the Denver Archdiocese, speaking to laity and clergy gathered...

How Dorothy Day Came to Choose the Hard Path

DOROTHY DAY An Introduction to Her Life and Thought By Terrence Wright Ignatius, 2018 162 pages, $15.95 To order: or (800) 651-1531   To begin to understand the late Servant of God Dorothy Day, it helps to know a bit of...

Philadelphia Launches Investigation Into Sexual Harassment at Seminary

PHILADELPHIA — Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Senior of Philadelphia, has announced that the archdiocese is investigating a claim of sexual harassment made by a former student at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. In a letter sent this week to the priests...

US Bishops Express Anguish Over Abuse Reports, Encourage Change in Church

WASHINGTON — After a grand jury found thousands of alleged instances of sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Catholic dioceses, numerous U.S. bishops have called for renewal and change in the face of these heartbreaking events. Archbishop José...

Dan Burke Appointed President and COO of EWTN News

Irondale, Ala. — EWTN Global Catholic Network announced Friday that Daniel Burke has been named president and chief operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc. Burke has been until now executive director of EWTN’s National Catholic Reg

After PA Grand Jury Report, Will Laws Change to Better Protect Children?

ERIE, Pa. — The damning grand jury report released Aug. 14 catalogued accusations of sexual abuse of almost 1,000 children by 300 Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while also accusing Church authorities of shielding...

How to Be Wise in Evil Days

Sunday, Aug. 19, is the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B). Mass Readings: Proverbs 9:1-6, Psalm 34:2-7, Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58. In the first century, the number of believers in the true God was vanishingly small. The world was...

Letters 08.19.18

Essential Reality The recent disclosures regarding ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, and the responses of some bishops to them (“McCarrick, the Bishops and Unanswered Questions,” Nation, July 24 at, have been appalling, to say the...