Father Michael T. Martin appointed the new bishop of Charlotte

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Peter J. Jugis, 67, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, for health reasons and appointed Conventual Franciscan Father Michael T. Martin, 62, as his successor.

Bishop Jugis, who has headed

Wisconsin bishop accuses Archbishop Viganó of defamation

SUPERIOR, Wis. (OSV News) – Superior Bishop James P. Powers accused Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, former apostolic nuncio to the U.S., of defamation, while seeking clarification into an allegedly illicit priest ordination. Wisconsin, released a strongly worded statement April 5, responding to

Outspoken Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Gumbleton dies at 94

Whether it was speaking out against injustice, ministering to those on society's margins or accompanying communities afflicted by geo-political catastrophes, retired Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton traveled great lengths to express his solidarity with people on the periphery of society.

An outspoken