Catholic Herald UK Articles

Here are my articles published by Catholic Herald UK in 2020-21.


Author page - David Kilby:


Cardinal Dolan’s New York Post Op/Ed Decries Vandalism of St. Patrick’s

January 06, 2021

St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan is not just the mother church of the Archdiocese of New York, but is beloved by people of all faiths, the cardinal said.


California woman pleads guilty to bomb threat against Catholic school

January 05, 2021

36-year-old Sonia Tabizadafaces up to $250,000 in fines, and up to 20 years in prison.


Chicago Archdiocese looking to merge more parishes

January 05, 2021

The Archdiocese of Chicago has 291 parishes, but will have only 200 priests in nine years, said Fr. Dennis O’Neill of St. Martha in Morton Grove, one of the parishes that may...


Historic Virginia basilica reopens after 4-year restoration

December 24, 2020

The basilica dates back to 1858, when the current church was built to replace one that burned down. St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception is the only Black Catholic...


8 Catholic bishops urge Trump to end federal executions

December 24, 2020

Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, Baltimore Archbishop William Lori and Bishop Francis Malooly of Wilmington, Delaware all co-wrote the letter released by the Maryland...


Lowell Observatory live streams the “Great Conjunction”

December 22, 2020

Jupiter and Saturn aligned Sunday night, an astronomical occurrence that happens once every 20 years.


Franciscan Health joins growing list of US Catholic health systems to vaccinate

December 19, 2020

Franciscan Health joins Catholic Health in Western New York, and Catholic Health Services of the Archdiocese of Miami in distributing the vaccine in the U.S.


D.C. Mayor Eases Restrictions on Worship

December 17, 2020

A lawsuit had claimed the city’s cap on attendance is discriminatory and singles out religious institutions.

Catholic Health in Western New York will lead region’s vaccine distribution

December 17, 2020

Vaccine hubs, such as Western New York’s, will aim to build trust in the vaccines as well as distribute them.


Richmond, Va.: Accuser recants, accused priest cleared

December 16, 2020

Fr. William Dinga has been cleared of the charge and restored to his previous position and status within the Diocese of Richmond, Va.


Catholic Charities in Metuchen, NJ, to offer Covid testing

December 15, 2020

The testing will take place at the Diocese of Metuchen’s Unity Square from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Climate issues fall on many deaf ears as Paris Agreement summit begins

December 12, 2020

One group that seems to be forgotten in climate discussions is the indigenous people living in and surviving on the Amazon rainforest.


Vigils held as death row inmates are executed

December 12, 2020

A virtual prayer vigil for Bourgeois was held from 2-3 p.m. hosted by The Catholic Mobilizing Network, which aims to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice.


Fresno bishop warms to corona vaccine

December 11, 2020

"Without better alternatives," Bishop Brennan now says, "Catholics may ethically decide for serious reasons to utilize such vaccines."


El Paso diocese setting up coronavirus hotline

December 11, 2020

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso said he believes the hotline will help the Church be more effective in its pastoral care ministry to the sick.


Detroit Archdiocese New Parish Grouping Places 216 Parish into 51 ‘Families’

December 10, 2020

The new groupings include all current 216 parishes, and no closures were announced.


Jeff Bezos Donates $5 million to Catholic Charities in Louisiana

December 10, 2020

Catholic Charities of Acadiana announced that it had been selected to receive the Day 1 Families Fund grant. The fund was launched in 2018 by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.


Ca Bishops To Work w/ Govt on Vaccination Campaigns

December 09, 2020

Bishops around the world have weighed in on the subject, most supporting the use of various vaccines despite ethical concerns over the way some have been developed.


Film on ‘Rosary Priest’ Father Peyton set for release next October

December 08, 2020

The film shares the life of Father Peyton through archival footage and contemporary interviews.


Man arrested in Friday arson attack on Gethsemane church

December 05, 2020

None reported injured in the arson attack, to which police and firefighters responded quickly.


Armenian Christians in war-torn region brace for power changeover

December 04, 2020

After a ceasefire in November, scores Armenian churches could become part of predominantly Muslim Azerbaijan.


Australian campaign sends Hayden to bat for Catholics

December 04, 2020

Before this year, only 8-10% of the 700,000 people who identify as Catholic in the Brisbane area went to church on Sundays.


Statehouse Nativity Scenes Are on the Rise

December 04, 2020

Several new installations are reportedly planned this year.


Lawyers Allege Rockville Diocese Filed for Bankruptcy Too Soon

December 03, 2020

Creditors see the October bankruptcy filing as an attempt to halt hundreds of lawsuits from victims of alleged sexual abuse by clergy.


UN Secretary General: U.S. Not Joining Paris Agreement Is Global Suicide

December 03, 2020

A total of 110 countries, including The European Union, Japan, the United Kingdom, and China have already joined the coalition.


Owensboro, Ky schools ‘disappointed’ with govt closures

November 30, 2020

Despite their disappointment, OCS released a statement saying it will follow what the governor and court say.



Diocese of Pittsburgh poised to merge parishes in 2021

November 30, 2020

The Diocese of Pittsburgh is set to enact a plan that will merge 40 parishes into 14, starting in January of 2021.


Ohio Catholics could find “no room at the inn” at Christmas

November 26, 2020

Catholics will likely face capacity limits enforced as part of COVID-19 guidelines.


Controversy in Detroit as priest says removal part of “coverup”

November 26, 2020

Detroit Church officials say priest was “overwhelmed with responsibilities” as pastor