Last Updated: Nov 21, 2018

NJ dioceses to form compensation program for child victims of clerical abuse

Newark, N.J., Nov 19, 2018 / 05:16 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archdiocese of Newark announced Monday that New Jersey’s five dioceses will together form a Victim Compensation and Counseling Program in the coming year, and will release the names of all priests in the state who have been accused of sexual misconduct against minors.

Venice illuminated in red for Asia Bibi, persecuted Christians

Venice, Italy, Nov 21, 2018 / 02:09 am (EWTN News/CNA).- To express solidarity with persecuted Christians, including Asia Bibi, a Pakistani woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, the city of Venice was illuminated in red light Tuesday night.

Winona-Rochester diocese to file for bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

Winona, Minn., Nov 20, 2018 / 05:53 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Diocese of Winona-Rochester will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it was announced Sunday. Bishop John Quinn wrote a letter explaining the decision, which was distributed in bulletins throughout the diocese.

Gunman kills one at Catholic store in Missouri

St. Louis, Mo., Nov 20, 2018 / 04:56 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A gunman remains on the loose after shooting a woman and sexually assaulting another at the Catholic Supply of St. Louis retail store in Ballwin, Mo. on Monday afternoon. Ballwin is a suburb of St. Louis.