Father Robert Hoeffner, who was slain alongside his sister Sally Hoeffner on Jan. 28th, had recently celebrated his 50th jubilee as a priest in April 2023.
"It brought a lot back from my own abuse, because some of the things I read were similar to what my rapist would say -- sort of combining abuse with things of a spiritual nature," clerical abuse survivor Faith Hakesley said in an interview.
In a joint statement, Cardinal Robert W. McElroy of San Diego and Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico called for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Palestine and the release of Israeli hostages.
Vatican’s Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops has provided two guiding questions regarding the “successes and distresses” and “structures and organization“ of the church to discuss ahead of the second session of the synod.
Actor Shia LaBeouf, who portrayed the titular character of Abel Ferrara's “Padre Pio,” received the sacrament of confirmation over New Year's weekend, overseen by the Capuchin Franciscan Friars.
The Slovenian Archdiocese of Ljubljana announced that the Vatican had ordered the Sisters of the Community of Loyola to be dissolved within one year.
Father John Beal, professor of canon law at The Catholic University of America, said that “the removal does not, of itself, entail any wrongdoing.”
Disgraced Alabama priest who fled to Italy with 18-year-old returns to the U.S.; no charges filed, says DA
The Mobile County District Attorney’s Office announced its investigation into the priest has been closed with no charges filed.
Archdiocese of Mobile launches new investigation into priest who fled to Italy with 18-year-old woman
The Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama, has launched its own investigation regarding disgraced priest Father Alex Crow, who fled to Italy with a recent female graduate of an archdiocesan high school.