Sr. Simone Campbell is scheduled to deliver the invocation Thursday at the Democratic National Convention.
After Pope Francis accepted Bishop Bransfield’s resignation, the pope ordered Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore to investigate allegations that Bishop Bransfield had sexually harassed adult males and misused diocesan finances during his time in West Virginia.
Details remain unclear surrounding the complaint made through the Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service website.
The San Diego-based Children of the Immaculate Heart, which has served adult victims of human trafficking since 2013, had aimed to open a house for girls age 12-17 who had been victims of human trafficking.
The 40th anniversary edition of the Courage and EnCourage chaplain’s handbook is now publicly available at the Courage website.
Speaking in a Wednesday press conference, Anderson said the plaintiff is “very brave” and “a survivor of sexual predation by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and other clerics.”
The National Catholic Education Association has said Catholic schools should be included in the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, known as the HEROES Act, which is now before Congress.
In a statement from the archdiocese, Father Nuzzi described Catholic schools as a “vital part” of the Church’s mission.
The novel coronavirus, technically known as Covid-19, has killed over 94,000 Americans and infected more than 1.5 million since January, the CDC reports.