Articles by Katherine Long

New saints: Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero canonized

By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Carrying Pope Paul VI’s pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church. Thousands of pilgrims from the new saints’…


Changed forever: Pregnancy and infant loss awareness

By Nina Ranieri | Family/Respect Life Office “When a child loses his parent, he is called an orphan. When a spouse loses his or her partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them.” — Ronald Reagan On October…


Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as Washington archbishop

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as archbishop of Washington but did not name a successor. When the pope’s decision was announced Oct. 12, the Archdiocese of Washington released a letter from Pope Francis to the cardinal,…


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Former coach arrested on child pornography charges

  A man who coached track and cross-country athletes at local schools, including Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School in Syracuse, has been arrested on child pornography charges. Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick announced the arrest at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.   The man, Martin Nicholson, 31, has been…


McCarrick case: Vatican starting to acknowledge mistakes

By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis, Cardinal Marc Ouellet and an official Vatican statement seem to be laying the groundwork for an admission that mistakes were made in handling allegations that Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick engaged in sexual misconduct and even abuse. But…


Cardinal Ouellet responds to Archbishop Vigano on McCarrick case

By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington had been told by Vatican officials to withdraw from public life because of rumors about his sexual misconduct, said Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. However, because they were…


Vatican reviewing McCarrick case, vows to pursue truth no matter what

By Junno Arocho Esteves | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Promising a thorough review of how the Vatican handled allegations of sexual misconduct by former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the Vatican acknowledged that what happened may fall short of the procedures that are in place today. “The Holy…


Prof who called for senators’ ‘miserable death’ to take leave

By Julie Asher | Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A Georgetown University associate professor’s tweets that white Republican men should die a “miserable death” for supporting Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court is more than just about free speech, said the head of Students for Life of…