Cordileone and Gomez on list to lead U.S. bishops
Elections Nov. 10-13 in Baltimore

Archbishop Gomez at Catholic University in Feb. 2019 The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released the list of candidates ahead of its presidential and vice-presidential elections. The elections will be held during the conference’s General Assembly

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2019-10-11T07:49:48-07:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , |4 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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2019-08-20T11:46:48-07:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |22 Comments

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

The Catholic year from hell

The following comes from a Dec. 28 story posted by CNN. A prominent cardinal resigned in disgrace. Grand jurors accused hundreds of Catholic clerics of secretly abusing children. A former Vatican ambassador urged the Pope himself to step down. It

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Sacramento bishop asks for prayers ahead of USCCB meeting

In a letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento, Bishop Jaime Soto asks parishioners to join him in praying for three intentions ahead of the USCCB Fall General Assembly. The following is the full text of Bishop Soto's

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2018-11-06T11:32:52-07:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Judge throws out lawsuit against bishops over immigrant shelters

A federal judge has dismissed the ACLU’s attempt to block the government from delegating the care of immigrant unaccompanied minors and sex-trafficking victims to a Catholic group that opposes birth control and abortion, and transfers those wishing to have an abortion to other shelters. The

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2018-10-16T05:44:15-07:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Pope turns down request by U.S. bishops for apostolic visitation

On the one month anniversary of explosive charges against Pope Francis’ handling of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s history of abuse, it has become clear that the U.S. bishops’ request for a Vatican-led investigation will not move forward, leading the prelates to

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2018-09-27T08:07:17-07:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , |13 Comments

Few details provided on meeting between pope, U.S. bishops

The leaders of the US bishops’ conference had a “lengthy, fruitful and good exchange” with Pope Francis during their meeting today, but have not mentioned any details about what was discussed or whether any concrete measures were taken or promised.

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2018-09-17T10:38:59-07:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |12 Comments

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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