Catholic bishops (and cardinals) national and worldwide.

Pell’s last chance
Cardinal George Pell appeals sex-abuse convictions to Australia's highest court

Cardinal George Pell has submitted an application for leave to appeal his conviction to the Australian High Court, following the August 21 decision by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to uphold his conviction for child sexual abuse. Sources close to

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2019-09-18T09:34:05-08:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |15 Comments

McCarrick maintains his innocence
Defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick: “I do not believe that I did the things that they accused me of”

In an interview last month with Slate staff writer Ruth Graham, Theodore McCarrick said he doesn't believe he committed the acts of which he has been accused. McCarrick, 89, has been in public disgrace since June 2018, when credible

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2019-09-05T11:30:43-08:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |38 Comments

Benedict XVI responds to criticism of his essay on Church and sexual abuse crisis
Critics don't even mention God, former pope says

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has responded to criticism of his essay on the abuse crisis, saying many negative reactions have confirmed his central thesis that apostasy and alienation from the Faith are at the heart of the crisis –

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2019-08-30T23:14:18-08:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |19 Comments

Pell makes final appeal
Cardinal would be most likely exercising his final appeal

Cardinal George Pell will appeal his conviction to the Australian High Court, following the decision last week by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to uphold his conviction for child sexual abuse. Sources close to the cardinal told CNA

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2019-08-27T09:07:55-08:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |10 Comments

Cardinal Pell subjected to a different standard
The Australian disgrace

Cardinal Pell taken to court(AFP Photo/William WEST) There will be much more to be said in the weeks and months ahead about the rejection of Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of his conviction for “historic sexual abuse,” by the

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2019-08-23T13:52:28-08:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |25 Comments

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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2019-08-20T15:04:32-08:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |7 Comments

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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2019-08-20T11:46:48-08:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |22 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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2019-07-29T07:07:27-08:00July 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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2019-07-19T11:01:05-08:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|31 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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2019-07-17T13:46:28-08:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |4 Comments