Archbishop Wilton Gregory, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta, has apologized for building a $2.2 million mansion for himself, a decision criticized by local Catholics who cited the example of austerity set by the new pope. Archbishop Gregory recently moved into a nearly 6,400-square-foot residence. The mansion’s construction was made possible by a large donation […]

The Catholic Church has elected Argentine Jorge Bergoglio as its new pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis. After announcing `’Habemus Papum” – `’We have a pope!” – a cardinal standing on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica […]

A Catholic priest, facing criminal charges and a lawsuit alleging that he sexually abused a teenage boy, is now charged with attempting to hire someone to kill the youth. The Rev. John M. Fiala was in the Dallas County, Texas, jail on Tuesday, charged with one count of criminal solicitation to commit capital murder, according […]

When the now infamous allegations against Bishop Eddie Long first surfaced, the world – and specifically the African American community – paused for a seemingly endless moment. Attempting to cope with the complexity of the situation, we began questioning everything from faith and leadership, to sexuality and civic responsibility. Accountability and Responsibility An ongoing issue […]

From the New York Times: ROME — A senior Vatican priest speaking at a Good Friday service compared the uproar over sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church — which have included reports about Pope Benedict XVI’s oversight role in two cases — to the persecution of the Jews, sharply raising the volume in the […]

VIA: The Catholic Diocese of Savannah has announced a $4.24 million settlement with a 40-year-old man who says he was sexually abused by a former priest. The Diocese said in a statement Wednesday that the settlement was to avoid the expense and burden of a lengthy trial. Savannah native Allan Ranta filed a civil […]

VIA: Voice of America News African bishops ended their assembly or synod at the Vatican Sunday with a call on corrupt African leaders to repent or resign. The bishops specifically singled out Catholics in high offices to either show remorse for their misdeeds or quit their public offices and stop giving Africa and the Church […]