In late October, less than a week after video showing kidnapped church workers in Cameroon pleading for help, they have been freed.
Religious workers in Cameroon freed after more than a month
Study of priests shows distrust of bishops, fear of false abuse accusations
The study, unveiled at The Catholic University of America in Washington, documents the environment between priests and their bishops in light of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” instituted in 2002 by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
$5 million grant will help fund Mundelein seminary education initiative
The initiative will involve a broad coalition of Catholic seminaries, including St. Paul Seminary in Minnesota.
Cologne Catholics who answer survey demand curbs on leaders’ power
Answering questions on a survey for the 2023 Synod of Bishops on synodality, a small number of archdiocesan Catholics called for the resignation of Cardinal Woelki, who has come under criticism for his handling of abuse.
Top Vatican officials invite priests to help contribute to synodal process
They listed a number of fears that priests may be experiencing in light of the call for helping make sure the process is fruitful.
‘Cooks with Collars’ videos show what priests are cooking up in the kitchen
The cooking videos feature about 35 priests at parishes around the diocese as part of a friendly cooking competition that runs through March 1.
Seven Sisters Apostolate strengthens priests, sanctifies ‘sisters’
The Seven Sisters Apostolate is “a call to strengthen the Church by ensuring that a Holy Hour is prayed each day of the week for the sole intention of a specific priest or bishop.”
Tenderness, reconciliation needed in today’s world, pope says
The pope said the problems facing today’s world should awaken “in every priest an authentic compassion, both for the sheep entrusted to him and for those who have gone astray.”