Todd Richmond – Associated Press
A Wisconsin bishop has taken the unusual step of removing a priest from the ministry after he made a series of divisive remarks about politics and the pandemic.
Pope Francis greets Jesuit Father James Martin, author and editor at large of America magazine, during a private meeting at the Vatican Oct. 1, 2019. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Gerard O’Connell
On the eve of the Outreach 2021 L.G.B.T. conference, Father Martin received a handwritten personal letter in Spanish from Francis, expressing his support.
Gloria Purvis
In this era of viral videos and the cult of social media personalities, understanding mental health and also the effects of celebrity priesthood is a conversation we must have.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
“My fragility, the fragility of each one of us, is a theological place of encounter with the Lord. The ‘superman’ priests end up badly, all of them,” Pope Francis said.
Todd Richmond and David Crary – Associated Press
Videos posted by LifeFunder feature Father Altman railing against the Catholic hierarchy, calling bishops who don’t support him “cowards” and a “brood of vipers,” and labeling liberals “left-wing fascist Nazis.”
Jana Riess - Associated Press
Nine out of 10 young people say they didn’t hear from a religious leader during the pandemic. Yet roughly half said their faith stayed about the same in the crisis, just over a quarter that it had grown stronger.