Vatican releases guide on how leaders must handle abuse allegations

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how bishops, religious superiors, and canon lawyers are supposed to handle accusations of alleged abuse by clerics against minors.

Priest donates kidney to help mom lead life she imagines for her family

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Like many parents, Rebeca Barcenas had this one overwhelming prayer that she continually shared with God.

Flannery O'Connor documentary opening in mid-July at virtual theaters

Flannery O-Conner

WASHINGTON (CNS) — "Flannery," a documentary about the life and writings of Catholic writer Flannery O'Connor, opens in select virtual cinemas nationwide July 17.