The Archdiocese of Baltimore is adding the names of 23 deceased priests and brothers to an online list of those credibly accused of child sexual abuse, signalling a loosening of standards regarding the treatment of such clergy who are no longer living.
An administrative body of the Vatican has disciplined a former bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore over allegations of sexual misconduct with a young adult more than a decade ago. Bishop Gordon Bennett has been barred from acting in any ministerial capacity within the archdiocese.
A large crowd gathered at 6 p.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, at Pennsylvania and Fremont avenues, northwest of downtown Baltimore, to remember recent shooting victims and march for peace in surrounding blocks.
The recent release of Archbishop William E. Lori’s pastoral letter on racism, The Journey to Racial Justice, marks a significant step for Baltimore’s Catholic community, and, let us hope, for Baltimore City as a whole.
Archbishop William Lori encouraged the more than 500,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore to report wrongdoing by clergy at all levels as part of an effort to regain public trust as church leaders worldwide confront a sexual abuse crisis.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore changes the names of its annual fund-raising drive to reassure faithful that their donations go toward ministries, not sex-abuse cases. Long titled the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, the drive will be renamed the Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries starting in January.
Pope Francis in late August appointed Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori to lead an investigation into the alleged “sexual harassment of adults” by a former Catholic bishop in W.Va. But Archbishop Lori’s own record and actions seem to demonstrate a church “protectionism.”
The nation’s conference of Catholic bishops will return in June to Baltimore for another assembly as leaders continue to grapple with a sex abuse crisis that has engulfed the highest orders of the U.S. church. That's a switch for the conference, which had planned in meet in California.
U.S. Catholic bishops gathered in Baltimore for an annual meeting aired their thoughts about how to address the latest sexual abuse crisis in the American church. Despite instructions from the Vatican not to vote on plans to address problems, some bishops continued to advocate for a consensus.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore will issue identity cards to undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable people that the Baltimore Police Department has agreed to recognize as legitimate, a program activists hope make people more willing to cooperate with law enforcement.
State authorities are investigating how the Archdiocese of Baltimore has handled allegations of sexual abuse through the decades. And the current archbishop, William E. Lori, says officials are supportive of the effort and plan to cooperate. Pardon me if I'm not convinced
The Archdiocese of Baltimore says it will cooperate with a Maryland attorney general's office request to investigate its files on sex abuse allegations in the Roman Catholic Church. Archbishop William Lori told priests and deacons Monday about the review of the church's records.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore is establishing an advisory council of lay Catholics to help improve its performance in the wake of the sex-abuse revelations that have rocked the church worldwide in recent weeks, Archbishop William E. Lori announced Friday.
Before presenting the homily at a Mass in Wheeling Saturday night, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said he hopes to lead a "fair, thorough" and "healing" investigation into the actions of ousted West Virginia bishop Michael J. Bransfield.
Pope Francis is sending Archbishop of Baltimore William E. Lori to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in West Virginia, where he will head an investigation into sexual harassment allegations. The Vatican has accepted the resignation of the diocese's bishop, Michael J. Bransfield.
As Archbishop of Baltimore William E. Lori welcomed back hundreds of teachers and principals about to launch a new school year, he spoke on Thursday to the crisis facing the Catholic church, saying it placed a “very heavy burden on your shoulders.”
After the Archdiocese announced a West Baltimore school will no longer be named after the late Cardinal William H. Keeler, area Catholics are asking the school be named after Mother Lange, a black immigrant who moved to Baltimore around 1813 and is being considered for sainthood.
A priest who was accused of improper sexual relationships with girls in Pennsylvania and later allowed to minister in Baltimore was not the subject of any abuse reports in Maryland, according to the priest’s religious order and the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
An explosive grand jury report on pervasive child abuse in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania has called into question the actions — or inactions — of late Baltimore Cardinal William H. Keeler, who previously was hailed for his transparency in handling abuse cases.
After Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, a former Washington archbishop accused of sexual abuse, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore on Monday praised the pope's decision and said it was an effort to "eliminate the evil of sexual abuse in our church."
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Baltimore is hosting its carnival this week. The church has a significant Latino membership, and many said they were concerned about current events regarding immigration at the Mexican border.
I serve as liaison to the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC), the lobbying organization in Annapolis that represents Maryland Catholics. Naturally I looked there to see what MCC had done to push for clean energy legislation since Pope Francis released Laudato Si’. The answer: not much.