In a written statement, Archbishop Charles Chaput says that separate investigations found that 75-year-old Reverend James Collins and 67-year-old Reverend John Paul “unfit for ministry.”
Pope Francis has decided to end the practice of naming priests working in the trenches – monsignors.
Dennis Sullivan, 67, was the former vicar-general in the New York archdiocese.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it has resolved all but one of the cases involving allegations of child sex abuse by priests with the announcement Sunday that five more priests have been removed from ministry.
Pope Francis released what some are calling “road map for the future of the catholic church” earlier this week in Rome.
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo were chosen Tuesday to lead the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.
Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.
Federal authorities have sentenced an admitted con man who targeted nuns, priests and others in a so-called advance fee scam with devastating personal results to 18 years in prison.
Pope Francis’ remarks to reporters about gays and lesbians on his return trip to Rome from Rio de Janeiro are being noticed by those in the LGBT community.
An Austrian priest, described by some as a rebel, spoke in an exclusive Skype interview with CBS 3′s Pat Ciarrocchi.
Father Felipe Doldan is from a parish in Buenos Aires that was visited regularly by Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio before he became Pope Francis.
It’s the first full day on the job for Pope Francis and he’s already making the rounds.
Parishioners at St. Raymond of Penafort Church say a black Pope is the right choice for these times.
Father Frank Berna, director of graduate theology and ministry at LaSalle University, says the new pope has to take the pulse of the people, not just those who are loyal to the church, but those who have fallen away.
The first pre-conclave meeting to elect a new pope is scheduled for Monday morning as the Cardinals gather in Rome.