Articles by The Catholic Sun

Bishops facing angry questions over mishandling of abuse reports

By Dennis Sadowski | Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — U.S. bishops admitted during a wide-ranging discussion during their fall general assembly that parishioners are angry and continually ask how a charismatic clergyman was able to rise through church ranks despite widespread knowledge of allegations that he sexually abused seminarians…


Bishops see much they can do despite no vote on steps to address abuse

By Mark Pattison | Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops arriving in Baltimore expected to make a statement with a series of steps meant to address a new clerical sexual abuse scandal in the church, among them a collection of standards of episcopal accountability, the creation of…


Young adults want ‘genuine leadership’ in church, bishop says

By Carol Zimmermann | Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Near the close of the U.S. bishops’ Baltimore meeting, the church leaders turned their attention to the concerns of Catholic youths and young adults. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut, who was one of the delegates at the October…


Positive changes seen since 1978 pastoral on persons with disabilities

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The 40th anniversary of the U.S. bishops’ “Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons With Disabilities” is a cause for celebration, said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, episcopal moderator of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability. The pastoral…


2018 Christmas gift guide

By Nicole Ossevoort | Communications and social media specialist If you’re looking for gifts that mean and do more this Christmas, here are some suggestions for you! • Lisieux Nail Polish “Nail polish for your soul and a holy reminder you can take anywhere!” Inspired by the New Evangelization and rooted in…



Bishops overwhelmingly approve pastoral against racism

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a pastoral letter against racism Nov. 14 during their fall general meeting at Baltimore. The document, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love — A Pastoral Letter Against Racism,” passed 241-3 with one abstention….


Bishops hear frank presentations, discussion on abuse crisis

By Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a statement against racism Nov. 14 that declares “racist acts are sinful because they violate justice.” “They reveal a failure to acknowledge the human dignity of the persons offended, to recognize them as the neighbors Christ calls us…


Election day event wins hearts in a landslide

Mountains of meatballs, piles of pasta, plenty of politicians, and scores of satisfied customers made for a merry atmosphere Nov. 6 at Our Lady of Pompei-St. Peter’s 69th annual Election Day Spaghetti Supper. The annual event not only celebrates tradition and community, it also serves as a fundraiser for Cathedral…