Nuance vs. clarity

Archbishops Cupich and Chaput respond to Planned Parenthood videos

The following comes from an August 11 Motley Monk blog post: A little over one week ago, the archbishop of Chicago, the Most Reverend Blase Cupich, denounced abortion after the recently released undercover Planned Parenthood videos. But, Archbishop Cupich went further in his Chicago Tribune op ed, writing that the videos should remind Catholics (and, The Motley Monk would … [Read more...]

Archbishop Gomez will be delegate to Synod on the Family

Archbishop Cordileone an alternate

The following comes from a Jan. 31 story on the website of Catholic News Agency. The Vatican has confirmed the participation of 48 delegates chosen by bishops' conferences to take part in this year's Synod on the Family. Included on the list are all those elected by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, the US's largest … [Read more...]

U.S. bishops to vote at Nov. 11-14 Baltimore meeting

The following comes from an Oct. 21 release from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will elect the next president and vice president of during the bishops’ annual fall General Assembly, November 11-14, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott Hotel. The president and vice president are elected from a slate of 10 candidates … [Read more...]

Old friends to connect

The following comes from a June 15 story in the L.A. archdiocesan paper, the Tidings. …Religious freedom figures to be on the minds of many come September, when Archbishop Chaput comes to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels as featured speaker for the 2012 Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast. While the former archbishop of Denver — under whom Los Angeles Archbishop … [Read more...]