Tag: Resignation

Pope accepts resignation of Los Angeles auxiliary accused of abuse

Pope accepts resignation of Los Angeles auxiliary accused of abuse

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of 69-year-old Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar of Los Angeles after the archdiocese’s independent Clergy Misconduct Oversight Board recommended he not be allowed to minister because of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in the 1990s.

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Cardinal Wuerl led high-profile endeavors in 32 years as a bishop

Cardinal Wuerl led high-profile endeavors in 32 years as a bishop

| Mark Pattison | October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, whose resignation as archbishop of Washington was accepted Oct. 12 by Pope Francis, was a high-profile figure in the U.S. church well before his 2006 appointment as archbishop of the nation’s capital

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Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as archbishop of Washington

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as archbishop of Washington

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Wuerl had been facing pressure to resign after an Aug. 14 grand jury report detailing sexual abuse claims in six Pennsylvania dioceses painted a mixed picture of how he handled some of the cases when he was bishop in Pittsburgh from 1988 until 2006.

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Washington cardinal to meet with pope to discuss resignation

Washington cardinal to meet with pope to discuss resignation

| Mark Zimmermann | September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Saying that the best way to serve the Catholic Church as it moves into the future, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington announced he plans to meet soon with Pope Francis to discuss the resignation that he submitted three years ago when he turned 75, as required by canon law.

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Pennsylvania prelate says bishops who hid abuse should resign

Pennsylvania prelate says bishops who hid abuse should resign

| Rhina Guidos | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

In an Aug. 16 interview with Eternal Word Television Network, Erie Bishop Lawrence Persico said the only way to regain the trust of the laity after decades-long claims of sexual abuse by priests and others at six Pennsylvania dioceses is by deeds and one of those deeds may mean getting rid of bishops who hid abusers.

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All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse

All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a three-day meeting at the Vatican to discuss the clerical sexual abuse scandal.

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Pope grants change in status for former vicar general

Pope grants change in status for former vicar general

| March 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda communicated in a March 10 statement that Pope Francis has granted the request of Peter Laird, former vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, to be released from the obligations he had undertaken at his priestly ordination, a process colloquially described as “laicization.” The archbishop explained that Laird had been dispensed “from all the obligations of the clerical state, including that of clerical celibacy” and in the future “will live as a lay person and will not be able to return to ordinary public ministry without permission of the Holy Father.”

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After backlash, Archbishop Nienstedt leaving Michigan parish

After backlash, Archbishop Nienstedt leaving Michigan parish

| January 21, 2016 | 17 Comments

Following complaints by some Catholics and leaders of an organization for victims of clergy sexual abuse, Archbishop John Nienstedt is leaving a temporary position with a parish in Battle Creek, Michigan, the parish’s pastor announced in a Jan. 21 letter.

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Archbishop Nienstedt assisting at Michigan parish

Archbishop Nienstedt assisting at Michigan parish

| January 13, 2016 | 11 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt is assisting in a parish in Battle Creek, Michigan, the parish announced in its Jan. 10 bulletin. The archbishop emeritus of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop Nienstedt will be helping with various ministries at St. Philip Catholic Church for about six months, according to its pastor, Father John Fleckenstein, who wrote in the bulletin that he needs assistance at the parish for health reasons and to allow him to complete projects in his role as episcopal vicar for education for the Archdiocese of Kalamazoo.

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Pope Benedict leaves valuable witness for seniors

Pope Benedict leaves valuable witness for seniors

| Sister Contance Veit | February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

As Ash Wednesday approached, I was thinking that this was going to be a Lent like most others. And then came the news on Feb. 11.

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Pope Benedict bids farewell

Pope Benedict bids farewell

| February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

After leading the Catholic Church for eight years, the pope is stepping down. Read more about his life, his service to the Church and what happens next

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MN Catholics express sadness, thanks

MN Catholics express sadness, thanks

| Susan Klemond | February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Early Monday morning, Marcelle Diedrich was half asleep when she heard the news on her radio that Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month.

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