Why Vatican wanted to block U.S. bishops’ reforms

The following comes from a Jan. 1 story on the website of the Catholic News Agency. A letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet indicates that the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops had blocked the U.S. bishops from voting on proposals to address

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Pope to meet with bishops, cardinals about clerical abuse

Cardinal DiNardo and USCCB officials to meet with Pope Francis The director of the Vatican’s press office has confirmed that Pope Francis will meet with the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference Thursday, along with the conference’s vice-president, general secretary,

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US bishops fire doctrine consultant for criticizing Pope Francis

A member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission has been asked to resign from his position as a consultant to the USCCB’s Committee on Doctrine, following the publication of a letter written to Pope Francis asking the Pope to correct

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