Follow the money trail

Over the past nine years, the USCCB has received $534,788,660 in taxpayer money for refugee resettlement programs, leading some to question bishops' motives in opposing President Trump's beleaguered refugee policy

Is a conflict of interest behind some of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ strong criticisms of President Trump’s immigration policy, in particular his two temporary travel bans? That’s the question being raised by a number of experts in foreign policy and Catholic charitable work, including a former adviser to President Bush and a leading figure in conservative Catholic media. These … [Read more...]

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USCCB elections present clear choices

Four 'Francis bishops' are running for committee chairs

The following comes from a November 5 National Catholic Reporter article by Fr. Thomas Reese: The upcoming election of committee chairs by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will present the American bishops with clear choices that will indicate the direction of the conference for the next few years. The elections will take place at the bishops’ annual fall … [Read more...]

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The Benedict bishop bump

Hopeful response to those worried about San Diego

The following comes from a Catholic Vote article by Thomas Peters. Full article here. One of the memes currently circulating is that Pope Francis is in the midst of radically changing the American episcopate in a leftward, “progressive” direction. The two examples cited are the appointments of Bishop Blaise Cupich to Chicago and now Robert W. McElroy as bishop of San … [Read more...]

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