Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S.C.C.B., speaks on the removal of Theodore McCarrick from the priesthood: "For all those McCarrick abused, I pray this judgment will be one small step, among many, toward healing.”
Pope Francis has recognized the dismissal from the clerical state, also known as laicization, of Theodore McCarrick, 88, the former cardinal and emeritus archbishop of Washington.
A Vatican diplomat is under investigation by police in Paris for allegedly sexually assaulting a city official.
A group of city commissioners voted to remove from a building a popular Catholic-administered center run by Sister Norma Pimentel.
The central thesis of the 576-page book is that “the more a prelate is homophobic, the more likely it is that he is himself gay.”