Catholic bishops (and cardinals) national and worldwide.

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

LA archbishop headed to Rome for Vatican meeting on bishops accountability

Archbishop José Gomez, the de facto head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) as the body’s president, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, faces health issues, will travel to Rome the week after Easter to meet Vatican officials to discuss new measures

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2019-04-12T10:07:50-07:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |5 Comments

Benedict XVI addresses Church’s sex-abuse scandal

In an essay published Thursday at CNA, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI offered his thoughts about the sex abuse crisis facing the Church. Benedict reviewed the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and examined its effects on priestly formation and life, before suggesting the

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2019-04-11T11:00:25-07:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |29 Comments

It’s official: Wilton Gregory named Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

Over the last nine months, as this capital church has become the local nexus of the gravest crisis modern American Catholicism has known, the stakes facing its next leader have only ever increased. And now, a process that turned longer

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2019-04-04T16:38:09-07:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|10 Comments

Visiting cardinal ‘anxious to share his concern’ for climate change

This coming week Cardinal John Ribat will visit the MSC Community here in California. Forty years ago John Ribat, a young man from Papua New Guinea, made his profession of religious vows as a member of the Missionaries of the

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2019-04-02T19:33:52-07:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|22 Comments

Will there ever be a pope from the United States?

A lengthy excerpt from a soon-to-be-released book by America’s Vatican correspondent, Gerard O’Connell, made some waves at the weekend. Among other things, the excerpt detailed the tallies from the first round of voting in the 2013 conclave that eventually elected Jorge Mario Cardinal

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2019-03-30T08:33:29-07:00March 30th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|14 Comments

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory may lead D.C.

Pope Francis is expected to appoint Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta to serve as the next Archbishop of Washington, multiple sources have independently reported to CNA. Gregory would become the seventh Archbishop of Washington, succeeding Cardinal Donald Wuerl. A formal

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2019-03-29T09:33:03-07:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |23 Comments