Bishops and church leaders

Catholic bishops (and cardinals) national and worldwide.

San Diego auxiliary bishop Chavez dies
Second Hispanic bishop in U.S.

From left: Monsignor Steven Callahan, Bishop Chavez, Bishop Brom, Bishop McElroy (Photo from stjamessandiego.org) The Most Rev. Robert McElroy, Roman Catholic bishop of San Diego, announced the death today of retired Auxiliary Bishop Gilberto Chávez, at age 87,

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San Diego auxiliary bishop Chavez dies
Second Hispanic bishop in U.S.
2020-03-25T06:38:23-07:00

RestorePublicMass.com pleads with bishops
Social distancing, pew sanitizing, capacity limits suggested in age of coronavirus

In an unprecedented move, taken in the face of a far from unprecedented situation, the bishops of the United States and around the world have decided to deprive the Catholic faithful of participating in the sacrifice of the Mass. The

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RestorePublicMass.com pleads with bishops
Social distancing, pew sanitizing, capacity limits suggested in age of coronavirus
2020-03-23T15:30:14-07:00

A new way to address bishop misconduct
Third-party system in response to Pope Francis directive

Bishop Soto: "With this step, bishops are included in a similar process of responsibility and accountability.” (Photo: ABC 10) Effective today, a third-party system for reporting sexual abuse or the mishandling of such cases by U.S. bishops is

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A new way to address bishop misconduct
Third-party system in response to Pope Francis directive
2020-03-17T11:11:25-07:00

Father Ramon Bejarano of Stockton diocese named auxiliary bishop of San Diego
Got master's from Tijuana seminary

2008 photo of Bejarano from Modesto Bee Pope Francis has appointed four new bishops to serve in American dioceses. The appointments, announced Thursday, include three new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, and one new

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Father Ramon Bejarano of Stockton diocese named auxiliary bishop of San Diego
Got master's from Tijuana seminary
2020-02-27T14:41:08-08:00

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