In a first, Catholic University rescinds honorary degree to McCarrick

The press release:  On June 20, 2018 the Archdiocese of New York reported that it had received and investigated allegations that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a minor when he served as a priest of the Archdiocese some 40 years ago. The Archdiocese concluded that the allegations were “credible and substantiated.” The Archdiocese further reported […]

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Cardinal Mueller: To lead in Europe, Germany must recover moral strength

Parramatta, Australia, Jul 30, 2018 / 04:38 pm (CNA).- While Germany has the potential to be a major European leader, the Church in the country must take a strong stand to insist on moral direction as well, said Cardinal Gerhard Mueller in a recent interview.

“Germany is the leading country economically but we need leadership also in the moral-ethical orientation,” said the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

He warned that “most of the European leaders and people in authority are too much linked with certain ideologies,” such as support for abortion, euthanasia and gay marriage. “They

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Detroit celebrates the first feast of the ‘approachably holy’ Blessed Solanus Casey

Detroit, Mich., Jul 30, 2018 / 04:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sixty one years after his death and eight months after his beatification, Blessed Father Solanus Casey is still able to draw crowds in Detroit.

The porter priest and Capuchin friar’s first feast day was celebrated in the Archdiocese of Detroit July 30, with a novena for his canonization and various Masses and special events held throughout the area in his honor.

Four Masses for Solanus were celebrated over the weekend and on Monday, including two celebrated by Archbishop Allen Vigneron. Each Mass was packed to full or overflowing, Fr. David Preuss, OFM

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