UPDATE: Lafayette deacon on leave after allegations of child sexual abuse surface in Shreveport

UPDATE, 1:05 p.m.: The diocese confirmed that the Shreveport Police Department is handling the investigation into Deacon Albert George Alexander’s alleged activities. ORIGINAL POST: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — The Diocese of Lafayette has placed a Lafayette deacon on administrative leave after child sexual abuse allegations surfaced about him. Deacon Albert...
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Assemblyman Says Local Tribes Will Help Design Native American Memorial At State Capitol

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A new way to honor Native Americans is on its way to the California State Capitol. One year after the statue of Spanish missionary Junipero Serra was toppled, Gov, Gavin Newsom signed legislation paving the way for a memorial in honor of those he’s accused of oppressing. “They enslaved many of our people. There’s documents that said people were shackled and chained during that era if they weren’t compliant. Now it’s a chance to get that told by the American people,” said Assemblyman James Ramos. Ramos, who is a member of a local tribe, sponsored the memorial legislation. He said...

Diocese of Lafayette Received Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor by a Deacon

LAFAYETTE, La. - The Diocese of Lafayette has received allegations of sexual abuse of a minor by Deacon Albert Alexander. The Diocese of Lafayette released the following statement in regards to the allegations:. Following an initial inquiry, the Diocese has placed Deacon Alexander on administrative leave pending further determination in...

Bishop Emeritus Raymundo J. Peña dies at 87

SAN JUAN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Bishop Emeritus Raymundo J. Peña died at 87 years old, the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville announced on Friday. Bishop Peña led the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville for 14 years before retiring in 2009. He died Friday afternoon at the San Juan Nursing Home near the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle.

Over 100 Names Released in Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Scandal

In 2019, the Brooklyn Diocese has named more than 100 Catholic Church clergy members accused of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal, including priests, bishops, and deacons. The Brooklyn Diocese states that the more than 100 clergy members named were credibly accused by their victims. Church officials...

Asian communities lead the way in Season of Creation celebrations

As we come towards the end of the Season of Creation, throughout the continent of Asia, the faithful are praying and taking action during the annual ecumenical celebration that unites Christians everywhere to protect our common home. In Malaysia, a Holy Mass was celebrated to launch the ecumenical celebration and...

Diocese: Bishop Peña dies at 87

The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville announced that Bishop Emeritus Raymundo J. Peña died Friday at the age of 87. Peña, a native of Corpus Christi, was ordained as a priest in 1957 at the age of 23. He was appointed as a bishop in 1976. In 1994, he was appointed...

In honor of 50 years, Christ The King Manor gives back to community

DuBOIS — Christ the King Manor, a Continuum of Care Retirement Community in DuBois, has reached a significant milestone this year — their 50th anniversary — and they have been “Celebrating by Giving” all year. “It’s a very exciting year for Christ the King,” said CEO/Chief Administrator Paula Felton-Werner. “We’re...