Catholic bishops (and cardinals) national and worldwide.

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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2019-06-21T09:37:57-07:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Did McCarrick aide’s letters get Archbishop Vigano full story in Washington Post?

The following comes from a June 9 story in the Washington Post. In the instant he became one of the most controversial figures in modern Catholic Church history, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò went dark. The retired Vatican ambassador to Washington

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Archbishop Chaput cites Thomas More in Biden abortion reversal

Speaking at the University of Notre Dame in October 2016, just a few weeks before a national election that seemed sure to put a second Clinton in the White House, I noted that [Q]uite a few of us American Catholics

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Vatican accepts resignation of San Jose Bishop Patrick McGrath

Pope Francis Wednesday accepted the resignation of Bishop Patrick J. McGrath of San Jose, who will be automatically succeeded by his coadjutor Bishop Oscar Cantú. McGrath, 73, was bishop of San Jose for nearly 20 years, and before that was

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2019-05-01T11:46:38-07:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |18 Comments

Navy chaplain who prayed outside San Diego Planned Parenthood named bishop

In 1988, Joseph Coffey was in Germany, selling Japanese cars to American soldiers, and “having a good time, not really not knowing what my future was going to be.” On March 25, he was ordained in Washington’s Shrine of the

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2019-04-13T13:27:10-07:00April 13th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|15 Comments