Bishops and church leaders

Catholic bishops (and cardinals) national and worldwide.

Not dying, just retiring
Charles Chaput celebrates last Sunday Mass as Archbishop of Philadelphia

Archbishop Charles Chaput has been a diocesan bishop for 31 years. For most of that time, his people have known where to find him on Sunday afternoon or evening: hearing confessions and offering Mass in his cathedral. Chaput celebrated

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Not dying, just retiring
Charles Chaput celebrates last Sunday Mass as Archbishop of Philadelphia
2020-02-18T19:07:16-08:00

Bishop McElroy will lecture on ‘Faithful Voting’ Thursday
Guess which issue he will downplay

Bishop McElroy speaking at Nov. bishops meeting against abortion as a pre-eminent priority "Bishop Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego, will give an important lecture to kick-off the election year. The Bishop will lay out the moral parameters

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Bishop McElroy will lecture on ‘Faithful Voting’ Thursday
Guess which issue he will downplay
2020-02-03T11:40:55-08:00

California bishops talk to Francis about divisions in U.S., LGBT, evangelization
They have a two-party system in Argentina, too

The pope answered in Italian through a translator. (Photo CNS) Catholics need to be on guard against allowing the angry rhetoric that comes from a polarized society, especially in an election year, to seep into discussions about the

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California bishops talk to Francis about divisions in U.S., LGBT, evangelization
They have a two-party system in Argentina, too
2020-01-31T11:34:00-08:00

Bishop Barron suggests bishops vet Catholics online
Aims at "hateful, divisive speech"

Bishop Barron's proposal would apply to those presenting themselves as teachers or Catholic theologians. (Photo LifeSiteNews) Bishop Robert Barron has said that bishops should consider an official designation for Catholic teachers on social media. Barron is himself well

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Bishop Barron suggests bishops vet Catholics online
Aims at "hateful, divisive speech"
2020-01-31T09:59:53-08:00

New York Times sees significance in quick move of Chaput
But Chaput calls it "moment of great joy"

Bishop Nelson Perez of Cleveland, a Cuban-American born in Miami (Photo from CBS/Philadelphia) Pope Francis, facing growing conservative opposition to his papacy from Catholics in the United States, on Thursday replaced the popular archbishop of Philadelphia, one of

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New York Times sees significance in quick move of Chaput
But Chaput calls it "moment of great joy"
2020-01-31T12:55:29-08:00

Will Pope Francis retire Cardinal Sarah at 75?
One of many possible shakeups

At the beginning of the week, the insider Catholic universe imploded when news broke that retired Pope Benedict XVI and Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah had co-authored a new book defending priestly celibacy just as Pope Francis is considering an exception

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Will Pope Francis retire Cardinal Sarah at 75?
One of many possible shakeups
2020-01-21T15:22:47-08:00

Benedict XVI name off celibacy book
Intense pressure on Pope-emeritus, Cardinal Sarah, and Archbishop Ganswein

Archbishop Ganswein: “A misunderstanding, without questioning the good faith of Cardinal Sarah.” (Photo from Business Insider) Pope-emeritus Benedict has requested that his name not be listed as the co-author of a new book defending the Church’s tradition of

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Benedict XVI name off celibacy book
Intense pressure on Pope-emeritus, Cardinal Sarah, and Archbishop Ganswein
2020-01-15T14:33:08-08:00

Cupich and McElroy and priesthood gibberish
Leftists today not as subtle

Cardinal Cupich, Bishop McElroy (Photo from ComplicitClergy.com) We are, once again, being encouraged to “reimagine” not only priestly formation but the priesthood itself and the Church herself. I’ve been there, and it was a hell-hole of oppression by the

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Cupich and McElroy and priesthood gibberish
Leftists today not as subtle
2020-01-09T12:44:45-08:00

Why McCarrick report may be delayed
New York and New Jersey statute of limitations

Cardinal Sean O'Malley on McCarrick report: “soon, if not before Christmas, soon in the new year.” (Photo from Catholic News agency) The news that Theodore McCarrick recently moved from the Kansas friary where he had been living has

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Why McCarrick report may be delayed
New York and New Jersey statute of limitations
2020-01-09T10:56:36-08:00