Browsing News Entries

Browsing News Entries

CNA: New allegations against McCarrick

This story is far from over. More seminarians are talking to Catholic News Agency:  Recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick include reports that he made sexual advances toward seminarians during his tenure as Bishop of Metuchen and Archbishop of Newark. CNA recently spoke to six priests of the Archdiocese of Newark, and one priest […]

What Is the Church’s Teaching on Single People Adopting?

While the Church doesn’t have an official teaching on this topic, it is the policy of Catholic Charities to place adoptive children with single adults.…

The post What Is the Church’s Teaching on Single People Adopting? appeared first on Busted Halo.

Vatican issues statement on Pennsylvania Grand Jury

From Vatican News: On Thursday evening, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, issued the following statement regarding the report of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury issued earlier this week in the United States over the sexual abuse of minors. “Regarding the report made public in Pennsylvania this week, there are two words […]

Ladies and gentlemen: Aretha Franklin singing ‘Ave Maria’

God rest her soul. You haven’t heard this immortal hymn until you have heard it from the Queen of Soul, singing to the Queen of Heaven. Recorded live in Detroit in 1987.

USCCB: ‘This is a moral catastrophe’

The latest, from the USCCB:  Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement after a series of meetings with members of the USCCB’s Executive Committee and other bishops. The following statement includes three goals and three principles, along with initial steps of […]

After Pennsylvania: ‘It’s really hard to be a Catholic…’

From The New York Times, a story about something so many of us are feeling right now: John Cabon stood quietly and crossed himself before a statue of the Virgin Mary outside St. Paul’s, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese. “I keep the faith” said Mr. Cabon, 64, on the way to noon Mass. […]

RIP, Deacon Daniel Guerra

You may remember the story of his early ordination a few days ago. Today, I received an email from Deacon Brian Hill in the Diocese of Austin: I did not expect to be writing you another email so soon. Sadly, we received word from the Diocese of Austin that Deacon Daniel Guerra passed away today […]

‘In hindsight, it was a mistake’: Archdiocese pulls ‘The Wuerl Record’

Earlier today, several critics — notably, Elizabeth Scalia — pounced on a multimedia effort by the Archdiocese of Washington called “The Wuerl Record.”  It laid out Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s efforts to combat clerical sex abuse when he was the bishop of Pittsburgh. It was not well-received: This is the sort of action we usually see […]

The tragedy of Father Kevin Kayda: Now we know the rest of the story

Several years ago on this blog, I posted the sad news that a young priest had inexplicably taken his own life: Last Thursday, our classmate, friend and brother priest, Fr. Kevin Kayda, died unexpectedly, just over a month shy of his 28th birthday. I was having dinner when the email from the Rector of the seminary […]

Aftershocks: what Catholics are saying on The Morning After

I woke up this morning to a torrent of comment on social media from Catholic laity, priests, deacons, everybody. People were up all night reading the grand jury report—some in shock, some in tears, some in anger, many in prayer. A random, unscientific sampling helps give a snapshot of where we are on this sorrowful […]