Cardinal Daniel DiNardo (Galveston Houston)

U.S. bishops debate how to integrate Pope Francis’ broader pro-life focus

By Michael J. O’Loughlin, America, November 11, 2019 With the first 2020 presidential primary contest less than three months away, U.S. bishops are debating language accompanying the voting guide issued by the conference before each presidential election cycle. While the bulk of the debate... read more

USCCB President Suffers Stroke – As Bench VP, Gomez

USCCB President Suffers Stroke – As Bench VP, Gomez Given The Reins By Rocco Palmo, March 16, 2019 Having soldiered through this last year carrying an unprecedented double burden – the daily life of a booming 1.8 million-member archdiocese (one currently under civil investigation)... read more

Communications Centralization and Leaks at the Vatican

COMMENTARY: The leaked letters of Cardinal Ouellet to Cardinal DiNardo suggest that a new era in Vatican media may be dawning, and it’s significant. By Father Raymond J. de Souza, Jan. 4, 2019 The year opened with a major shake-up in Vatican media — and another communications development... read more

Cardinal: US Bishops’ Vote on Abuse Reform Measures Was Blocked to Allow More Discussion

A Nov. 11 letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet says that proposals that had been scheduled for a vote by the bishops’ conference needed more time and discussion to “properly mature.” CNA/EWTN News, January 2, 2019 VATICAN CITY — A letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet indicates that the... read more

Reckoning with the Baltimore Fiasco

By Stephen P. White, November 21, 2018 The credibility of the American episcopate is at a low ebb. Expectations are high, patience is running short. Amidst the outrage and anger, Catholics are pleading for shepherds who will stand up for them. Our bishops were painfully aware of this as they... read more