Catholic bishops (and cardinals) national and worldwide.

Lay Catholics must be more vigilant to financial abuse
Sexual abuse isn’t the only scandal confronting the Church

Sexual abuse isn’t the only scandal confronting the Catholic Church. There is a growing recognition that financial abuse is more prevalent than most Catholics think. Look no further than the case of the disgraced former bishop of Wheeling-Charleston, West

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2019-08-20T15:04:32-07:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |1 Comment

Bishops get an earful
USCCB asks lay Catholics how to restore belief in the real presence; laity overwhelmingly responds: restore traditional liturgical practices

Earlier this month, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops asked lay Catholics on Facebook for advice following the release of a troubling Pew Research survey that found only 3 in 10 Catholics actually believe the bread and wine become the body and

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2019-08-20T11:46:48-07:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |4 Comments

Bishop calls for novena against Levya’s bill
Mary's intercession implored to defeat SB24

The following is a July 24 letter from Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto: Dear Friends in Christ, Please join me in opposing the provision of abortion on university campuses in California and praying for the protection of infants and young

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2019-07-29T07:07:27-07:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |5 Comments

San Francisco’s archbishop described as “devout schismatic”
Villanova University historian identifies Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone as among three American prelates trying to undermine authority of Pope Francis

A Church historian at Philadelphia’s Villanova University has said three U.S. bishops are “devout schismatics” who try to diminish the authority of Pope Francis. “They are devout in the sense that they publicly display their preference for a traditionalist

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2019-07-19T11:01:05-07:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|30 Comments

Cardinal Mueller responds to Amazon Synod document
Wrote a 7-page analysis citing, among other things, a 'false teaching' on revelation

That the working document for October’s Synod of Bishops calls the Amazon region a source of revelation is a “false teaching,” Cardinal Gerhard Mueller said Tuesday. If in the Instrumentum laboris of the Amazon synod, which will take place in October,

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2019-07-17T13:46:28-07:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |4 Comments

San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop Robert Christian dead at 70
He passed away in his sleep at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in Menlo Park

Thirteen months after his installation, Auxiliary Bishop Robert Christian, OP, passed away in his sleep at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in Menlo Park. Bishop Christian, the seminary’s rector-president, was 70 years old.  Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said “I was

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2019-07-11T20:17:29-07:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|9 Comments

“No excuses”

 Bishop Jaime Soto is speaking with ABC10 in his first sit down interview since revealing the names of 44 priests and two deacons credibly accused of sexually abusing children and young adults over the past 70 years.  The Sacramento

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2019-06-30T19:54:07-07:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|2 Comments

Former Stockton and former San Jose bishops dead

The Most Rev. Stephen E. Blaire, bishop emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton, died early Tuesday after a prolonged illness, the diocese reported. He was 77. Blaire had been under hospice care at his retirement residence at Our

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2019-06-19T09:10:22-07:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |1 Comment

California bishops stand strong against Ritz-Carlton

Consider that this week’s meeting in Baltimore was originally scheduled to take place at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Santa Barbara, Calif., a $600-a-night resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean, owned until recently by Catholic multimillionaire Tim Busch. It revealed much about how

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2019-06-24T14:07:35-07:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , |10 Comments