October 1, 2018

Attendees return home from Encuentro with hopes, eagerness to share gifts

Fifth National Encuentro participants returned to their dioceses and parishes with many challenges and hopes.
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America editorial asks Kavanaugh nomination be withdrawn; others stand by nominee

After the daylong Senate Judiciary Committee hearings Sept. 27 on a claim of sexual assault made against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, America magazine published an online editorial reversing its former stance on the nominee.
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Lay-led investigation begins into claims bishop sexually harassed adults

The investigation into allegations of sexual harassment of adults by Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, former bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, is being led by a five-member team of laity.
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Pope: Pray to protect church from devil, step up fight against abuse

Signaling his belief that the Catholic Church is facing a serious crisis, Pope Francis asked every Catholic in the world to pray for the protection of the church from attacks by the devil, but also that the church would be more aware of its sins and stronger in its efforts to combat abuse.
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