Denver Newsroom, Jul 9, 2020 / 11:22 pm (CNA).- Catholics in one Indianapolis suburb are divided over the suspension of a priest who called organizers of the Black Lives Matter Movement “maggots and parasites.” On June 28, Fr. Ted Rothrock wrote in the parish bulletin at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Carmel, Indiana […]
CNA Staff, Jul 9, 2020 / 06:15 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of New York announced Thursday that 20 of its schools will not reopen, following the coronavirus crisis, and three of its schools will merge. Michael Deegan, the archdiocese's Superintendent of Schools, said July 9 that “the reality of these schools being lost is painful, […]
The Supreme Court ruled Catholic school teachers are teachers of religion and therefore ministers of the faith. The ruling is a deference to canon law, and means the employment of Catholic teachers is a matter of faith that lies outside the jurisdiction of secular courts.
According to Justices Kagan and Alito, the Little Sisters of the Poor could be back in court despite the favorable ruling this week. The justices feel an administrative challenge is likely in the lower courts.
Martyr with eleven companions in Lebanon. A Spanish Franciscan, Emmanuel and the others were caught up in the rising of the Druses in Lebanon. The Franciscan community, eight in number, and three Maronite laymen were slain by the Islamic rebels. He was beatified in 1926.