The U.S. bishops are “deeply committed” to facing the reality of clerical sexual abuse and the history of covering it up, said the Vatican nuncio to the United States.
The U.S. bishops said Catholics should attend separate Masses for both that Sunday obligation and Monday’s Christmas Mass obligation.
Dozens of Catholic leaders called on the president to fund the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, meaningfully participate in the framework convention deliberations, and honor U.S. commitments to the Green Climate Fund.
During their annual fall assembly Nov. 14 in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops approved the use of a new translation in the baptismal rite for the first time in 40 years.
Last July’s Convocation of Catholic Leaders proved to be such a hit among participants that local dioceses were encouraged during the U.S. bishops’ fall general assembly to build on the momentum that emerged to answer Pope Francis’ call to evangelize.
The nation’s leaders “must engage in a real debate about needed measures to save lives and make our communities safer,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee.
The U.S. bishops narrowly approved a 3 percent increase in the diocesan assessment for 2019 by a vote of 136-31, with five bishops abstaining.
In his remarks Nov. 13, the first day of the USCCB meeting, Cardinal Dolan lauded the bishops’ longtime collaboration with the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment.
By Brenda Kresky For The Visitor I recently had the privilege of visiting eight different areas across the Diocese of St. Cloud to provide training for the Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry (V Encuentro). The main goal of this four-year process is “to discern ways in which the church in the United States can […]
Catholic Church leaders in a Feb. 16 statement said they were encouraged that President Donald Trump may be considering an executive order to protect religious freedom and said they would be grateful if he would move forward with the pledge that his administration would “do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty.”
A Sept. 9 letter from USCCB officials to the Department of Health and Human Services stressed that a compromise could effectively be reached in the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement.
Pope Francis has offered his prayers and compassion for those affected by the mass shooting early June 12 at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In a statement Father Federico Lombardi, the Holy See press officer, said the “terrible massacre,” which has left a “dreadfully high number of innocent victims, has caused in Pope Francis, and […]