Catholic bishops (and cardinals) national and worldwide.

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

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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