HARRISBURG, Pa. – U.S. prosecutors have subpoenaed every Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania for a trove of records, opening a potentially unprecedented inquiry into whether decades of clergy sex abuse and the ensuing cover-up constituted any federal crimes.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose on Thursday released the names of 15 priests accused of sexually abusing children, becoming the latest of several California dioceses to release such lists in recent weeks.
As pressure mounts on Catholic dioceses across the country to come clean about how they handled abusive priests, the 15 Catholic bishops in Texas announced Wednesday that they will soon publish the names of clergy who have been "credibly" accused of child sexual assault.
Hilton Head, SC voters will elect more than a new mayor when they go to the polls in November. They will choose a leader who can stand for unity and shared values to help make the community all it can be.
Over the last two decades, Roman Catholic dioceses across California have paid out massive settlements to parishioners who say they were molested by priests; acknowledged institutional breakdowns that facilitated abuse; and wrestled with followers who said they had lost faith in church leaders.
As the election season on Hilton Head, SC, heats up, we as voters have an obligation to make sure that the things candidates for office are telling us are in fact the truth. That is the bedrock of our system.
As church attendance declines across South Carolina, some churches are taking new tacks to reach their communities, including meeting in a West Columbia bar, a Myrtle Beach pier, a Bluffton dance studio and a Columbia movie theater.
Once a social and religious center in the Spartanburg, SC, African-American community, the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany has now dwindled to a small congregation. Members ask: Can this Protestant church survive?
As South Carolina Protestant churches see declining numbers of churchgoers, the SC Catholic diocese is experiencing a growth in parishioners. This is thanks to retirees and an increasing Hispanic population, including in Beaufort County.
As South Carolina Protestant churches see declining numbers of churchgoers, the SC Catholic diocese see a growth in parishioners. This is thanks to retirees and the increasing Hispanic population in Beaufort County.
Religious school teachers play an unsung role in the classrooms. Many are not trained professionals, but they are committed to providing education regarding the faith’s core values. Others are professional teachers, but not necessarily steeped in knowledge about the faith.