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FILE - Archbishop Gregory Aymond conducts the procession to lead a live streamed Easter Mass in St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Sunday, April 12, 2020. The FBI has opened a widening investigation into Roman Catholic sex abuse in New Orleans, looking specifically at whether priests took children across state lines to molest them. The FBI declined to comment, as did the Louisiana State Police, which is assisting in the inquiry. The Archdiocese of New Orleans declined to discuss the federal investigation.
FaithNews
Jim Mustian - Associated Press
The F.B.I. has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades.
Michael Rzasa, a Trappist brother, was one of the workers at the Spencer Brewery. (John W. Miller)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
John W. Miller
Belgian-style beers are out and India pale ales rule, so the brothers at St. Joseph‘s Abbey in Massachusetts will need to find other sources of revenue.
FaithNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Granting an exception to canon law, Pope Francis said men’s communities that are made up of both priests and brothers can choose one of the brothers to be a provincial superior or even the superior general.
Composite image with photogrpahs of Tania Tetlow, J.D., president-elect, Fordham University, Julie Sullivan, Ph.D., president-elect, Santa Clara University and Sandra Cassady, Ph.D., president-elect, Rockhurst University.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
As the numbers of priests and consecrated women and men available for ministry continue to dwindle, religious orders are seeking out models that ensure their respective missions and charisms.
FaithPodcasts
Jesuitical
Father Joshua Whitfield on his vocation as a husband, father and priest, and why most Catholic homilies are just plain awful.
Villanova Wildcats players Ryan Arcidiacono, left, Phil Booth (5) and guard Mikal Bridges (25) celebrate after the team’s championship win of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four in Houston.
Arts & CultureFaith in Focus
Ilia Delio
When I look at the values Villanova exemplified in order to continue their success, two words come to mind: Augustinian and Christian.