With visit to Cuba’s Madonna, New York cardinal begins six-day trip

In his role as a high-ranking U.S. church leader visiting during a time of tense political waters in his country toward Cuba, Cardinal Timothy Dolan offered the only things he could to those gathered for Mass there that day: his presence, his gratitude, solidarity as a Christian and trust that God, along with Jesus and Mary, is with them.

Archbishop Hebda to conduct further investigation on Crookston bishop

The Vatican Congregation for Bishops has authorized Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis to further investigate claims that Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston, Minnesota, interfered with an investigation of clerical sexual misconduct, according to a Feb. 4 statement from the archdiocese.