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Father Jerome "Jerry" Kaywell, a Grammy award-winning musician, had been placed on leave amid claims of sexual misconduct before his accuser apologized and said the accusations were based on a "false memory."

Grammy-winning Florida priest cleared of sexual misconduct charges

Mar 19, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Bishop Frank Dewane said that Father Jerome Kaywell’s accuser apologized and said the accusation of sexual misconduct was based on... Read more

Father Jerome "Jerry" Kaywell, a Grammy award-winning musician, has been placed on leave amid claims of sexual misconduct with a minor that allegedly occurred years ago.

Florida diocese places Grammy-winning priest on leave amid sexual misconduct allegations

Feb 9, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Diocese of Venice “received notification from a law firm of an allegation of sexual misconduct by Rev. Jerome Kaywell... Read more

Gallows in Tombstone, Arizona.

Bishops urge mercy on World Day Against the Death Penalty

Oct 10, 2019

The death penalty is outdated and promotes a culture of violence, three bishops said during a livestream conversation on Oct.... Read more

Residents receive food and water as part of relief efforts by Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (RCL) in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on September 12, 2019 in Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

Catholic bishops, leaders lament U.S. decision to deny Bahamian immigrants TPS

Sep 13, 2019

By Perry West

U.S. officials announced Wednesday that a protective immigration status will not be extended to Bahamian migrants, despite the small country’s... Read more

Bishops lament return of federal executions

Jul 30, 2019

Catholic leaders have condemned the federal government’s announcement last week that it will resume of executions after an almost two... Read more

El Salvadoran boy.

Don’t cut vital services to immigrants with new DHS rule, bishops plead

Sep 25, 2018

Immigrants and their families will suffer great harm if long-standing policies are changed by the Department of Homeland Security to... Read more

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Bishops weigh in on SCOTUS union case and workers' rights

Jun 29, 2018

A US Supreme Court decision striking down mandatory fees paid to public-sector unions undermines workers’ collective rights and can’t be... Read more

Bishops: Congress can still address "fundamental flaws" in tax law

Dec 4, 2017

A Senate tax reform bill passed Dec. 2, like its counterpart passed earlier by the House of Representatives, has “fundamental... Read more

Bishop: Senate mustn't repeal health care law without suitable replacement

Jul 21, 2017

The US bishops' representative for domestic justice has asked Senators not to vote to repeal the current health care law... Read more

Revised health care bill still has 'serious flaws', US bishops maintain

Apr 27, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A leading U.S. bishop expressed grave concerns Thursday about a revised health care bill which the House may vote on... Read more