Last Updated: Feb 17, 2019

McCarrick laicized by Pope Francis

Vatican City, Feb 16, 2019 / 03:41 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ordered this week the laicization of Theodore McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop emeritus of Washington, and a once powerful figure in ecclesiastical, diplomatic, and political circles in the U.S. and around the world.

Pope Francis asks for prayers ahead of Vatican abuse summit

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2019 / 06:46 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis Sunday asked for prayers for a meeting of the presidents of bishops’ conferences around the world slated to take place later this week.

Analysis: After McCarrick sex abuse verdict, money and power questions remain

Vatican City, Feb 16, 2019 / 12:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- McCarrick’s laicization answers few of the questions raised by his case, the most pressing of which is how a man with an obviously scandalous track record was able to rise so high in ecclesiastical responsibility.

Australian bishop urges faithful to fight ‘radical’ abortion bill

Adelaide, Australia, Feb 16, 2019 / 07:17 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A local bishop is speaking out against a bill to remove regulations on abortion in Adelaide, Australia, saying it would be the nation’s most radical abortion law.