“We offer the deposition in its entirety as part of our renewed commitment to transparency and disclosure,” the archdiocese said in a statement April 24. “Father McDonough answered every question asked. The court pre-determined the length of the six-hour deposition.”
When a challenge seems impossible, Deacon Greg Hall doesn’t focus on the outcome as much as the next step. The lesson he learned when his St. Joseph-based company was providing equipment in the 2010 rescue of Chilean miners trapped underground is as relevant today in his fight against the Obama Administration’s HHS contraception mandate. Deacon […]
Whatever is going on in one’s life, Pope Francis said from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, Jesus’ victory over sin and death demonstrates that “love is more powerful, love gives life, love makes hope blossom in the wilderness.”
“From the cross we see the monstrosity of mankind when it lets itself be guided by evil,” Pope Francis said. “But we also see the immensity of the mercy of God, who doesn’t treat us according to our sins, but according to his mercy.”
During the evening Mass at a rehabilitation facility on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis washed the feet of four women and eight men who are living with disabilities.
While the Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force’s report notes the archdiocese’s diligence in adopting policies and procedures to protect children, it also includes recommendations to address “serious shortcomings” in how the archdiocese has implemented the U.S. bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.”
He will preside over the Holy Thursday evening Mass and foot-washing ritual at the Father Carlo Gnocchi Foundation’s Our Lady of Providence Center on the outskirts of Rome, the Vatican announced April 8.
“I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests — large in number, but not in proportion to the total — have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage they’ve done with the sexual abuse of children,” Pope Francis said.