Catholic bishops (and cardinals) national and worldwide.

One third of U.S. bishops vote to soften abortion stand
McElroy and Cupich lead the charge to weaken policy

Bishop McElroy: “It is not Catholic teaching that abortion is the pre-eminent issue...." (Photo from Philly Catholic) American Catholic bishops showed Nov. 12 that the current pontificate has divided them on fighting abortion as a social justice priority, voting

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Archbishop Gomez now head of U.S. bishops
Influence of Opus Dei, John Paul II, Archbishop Chaput

Archbishop Gomez in Rome in September (Photo by Daniel Ibáñez/CNA) When he became a priest four decades ago, Archbishop Jose Gomez did not expect that he would one day lead the largest archdiocese in the U.S., or the country’s

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2019-11-12T16:28:43-08:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

The real split among U.S. bishops
Concilium faction biding its time

Archbishop Gomez, though modest and a bridge-builder, falls squarely in the Communio school. (Photo by Victor Aleman) The U.S. bishops’ conference fall meeting is unlikely to offer any surprises to Church observers watching the assembly. In fact, while the

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2019-11-11T14:27:08-08:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Bishop McElroy brings Amazon to the U.S.
A "bunker mentality has arisen"

On November 6, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy delivered the MacTaggart Lecture at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. In his talk, entitled “Rekindle the Fire,” Bishop McElroy discusses his experience attending the recent Pan-Amazon Regional Synod in Rome

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2019-11-11T01:31:16-08:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |23 Comments

The anti-Cordileone priests
Archbishop more popular with younger clergy

Archbishop Cordileone leads the rosary at the Cathedral of St. Mary before Mass to conclude the Novena for Life Aug. 11 Simmering acrimony over the decision-making, communications and mindset of the much-watched seven-year episcopacy of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore

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Bishop Barron avoids hot-button issues in Congress visit
Turns to “really deep and abiding points of contact"

Bishop Barron at Library of Congress (Credit: Joseph Gloor/Word on Fire) Lawmakers must rediscover their call by God to pursue justice, Bishop Robert Barron told members of Congress and staff on Tuesday. “In Catholic theology truth itself, goodness

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2019-10-31T13:07:30-08:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

McCarrick facing new abuse allegations
Former D.C. archbishop and cardinal allegedly abused at least seven boys from about 1970 until 1990

Theodore McCarrick, a former D.C. archbishop and cardinal who was defrocked this year amid allegations that he sexually abused two minors and sexually harassed seminarians, is facing new accusations that he abused at least seven boys from about 1970

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2019-10-19T19:02:50-08:00October 20th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |7 Comments

Bishop McElroy elected to lead California Catholic Conference
San Diego bishop succeeds Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto, who served two terms as president

His brother Bishops have elected Bishop Robert McElroy from the Diocese of San Diego as the new president of the California Catholic Conference.  He succeeds Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto, who completed two terms as president. Bishop McElroy, who is

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2019-10-18T18:45:53-08:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |19 Comments

Cordileone and Gomez on list to lead U.S. bishops
Elections Nov. 10-13 in Baltimore

Archbishop Gomez at Catholic University in Feb. 2019 The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released the list of candidates ahead of its presidential and vice-presidential elections. The elections will be held during the conference’s General Assembly

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2019-10-11T07:49:48-08:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , |4 Comments

San Francisco funeral set for Cardinal Levada
Services at St. Mary's Cathedral will fulfill the cardinal’s wishes for a funeral Mass in the archdiocese even after the Vatican already held one in St. Peter’s Basilica

Funeral services for Cardinal William J. Levada, who died Sept. 26 in Rome at age 83, will be held Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, with Santa Fe, New Mexico, Archbishop John Wester as homilist. Doors

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2019-10-04T12:30:21-08:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |3 Comments