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Father Patrick Dowling. Courtesy of the Diocese of Jefferson City.

Mystery priest in Missouri rescue comes forward

Aug 12, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The mysterious Missouri priest who gave anointing to a woman in her wrecked car near Center, Mo. has been identified... Read more

Mysterious Missouri priest showed up to pray with crash victim

Aug 8, 2013

After emergency responders spent an hour trying to remove a young woman from her wrecked car near Center, Mo., a... Read more

Monsignor Arthur M. Coyle

Boston priest on leave following sexual misconduct arrest

Aug 6, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Monsignor Arthur M. Coyle of the Archdiocese of Boston is on “voluntary administrative leave” following his Aug. 4 arrest for... Read more

Newark archdiocese says media 'mischaracterizing' accused priest

Apr 30, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The Archdiocese of Newark asserts that a local publication is inaccurately portraying the continued ministry of a priest who was... Read more

Msgr. Gerald Ryan.

New York's longest-serving priest was 'generous to a fault'

Apr 13, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Monsignor Gerald Ryan, the New York archdiocese's longest serving pastor and who died April 11, was described by one of... Read more

Bishop Richard G. Lennon of Cleveland

Cleveland diocese mourns excommunicated priest

Mar 8, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Richard G. Lennon of Cleveland announced the excommunication of Father Robert Marrone on March 4, calling people to pray... Read more

Newark archdiocese stands by ministry of priest accused of sex abuse

Feb 6, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The Archdiocese of Newark affirmed its decision to allow a priest accused of abusing a minor to remain in ministry,... Read more


Colombian priest killed in continuing trend of violence

Feb 5, 2013

A cardinal in Colombia is mourning the recent murder of a local priest, which brings the clergy death toll in... Read more


Apostolic nuncio prays for missing priest in Mexico

Jan 29, 2013

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to Mexico, voiced prayers and expressed solidarity with the family members of a local... Read more


LA archdiocese vows continued anti-abuse efforts

Jan 22, 2013

As former priests face litigation over sexual abuse, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has renewed its commitment to protect the... Read more


Priest's arrest on meth charges shocks Conn. diocese

Jan 18, 2013

The arrest of suspended priest Monsignor Kevin Wallin on six drug charges involving methamphetamine has caused “shock and concern” in... Read more

Illinois priest on leave after 911 handcuff call

Jan 11, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A priest of the Diocese of Springfield is on leave after he dialed 911 asking for help getting out of... Read more

Fr. Christiaan Kappes.

Indiana priest found after scare in Greece

Oct 8, 2012

A Catholic priest from Indiana who disappeared in Greece after telling his family he believed he was in danger has... Read more


Colombian diocese laments death of priest who was attacked

Aug 14, 2012

The Diocese of Cucuta in Colombia condemned the death of Father Pablo Emilio Sanchez Alabarracin, who died from the injuries... Read more

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City Missouri.

Kansas City diocese supports victims in wake of priest's guilty plea

Aug 3, 2012

The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph voiced deep sympathy for victims harmed by a diocesan priest who plead guilty in... Read more


Lima archdiocese issues clarification on priest stripped of faculties

May 17, 2012

The Archdiocese of Lima issued a statement clarifying the decision by Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani to strip local priest Father... Read more