I told the Congregation of Bishops about Theodore McCarrick’s disturbing behaviors and some of my account appears in The McCarrick Report. But there is more to be said. By Richard Fitzgibbons, M.D. Features, Opinion, November 11, 2020 On June 5, 2019, I spoke to JL, who was working on the... read more
By Phil Lawler | Aug 17, 2020 Another presidential campaign is upon us, and so it’s time for another round of feisty debate on the time-worn topic: Should Joe Biden be allowed to receive Communion? That debate, as practiced by American Catholics, was not always about Biden specifically.... read more
U.S. Bishops’ Subcommittee On The Catholic Campaign For Human Development Approves $500,000 Strategic National Grant to put Laudato Si’ in Action July 22, 2020 WASHINGTON—The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Conference of... read more
Bishop Thomas Daley, Diocese of Spokane
Catholic News Agency, July 7, 2020 In response to the controversy, in the Diocese of Spokane “the Annual Catholic Charities Christmas Collection will either be replaced by or taken in conjunction with the Black and Indian Missions Collection,” Bishop Daly said.SPOKANE, Wa. — Both the... read more
BY FRANCIS LEE, JUNE 19, 2020 “Judas was the first Catholic Bishop to accept a government grant.” — Peter Kreeft An integral part of Pope Paul VI’s vision of a more “synodal” Church, his muto proprio Ecclesiae Sanctae called for the establishment of national bishops’... read more
COMMENTARY: What God provides humanity through the Church is as essential a service as ever. Fr. Roger Landry Blog, April 28, 2020 In different parts of the United States and other parts of the world, we are reaching what many are calling “Phase 2” in the response to the coronavirus... read more
By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency, March 5, 2020 Pope Francis Thursday appointed Bishop Gregory Hartmayer of Savannah to be the next archbishop of Atlanta, Georgia. Hartmayer is a member of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual and has been bishop of Savannah since 2011. In... read more
Pope Francis is with U.S. bishops during their “ad limina” visits to the Vatican Feb. 10, 2020.
By Catholic News Service, February 10, 2020 Talking about debates, differences and discernment, Pope Francis told a group of U.S. bishops that people focused on the possibility of ordaining some married men and women deacons for service in the Amazon will be disappointed in his apostolic... read more
BY DANIEL THIMONS, NOVEMBER 19, 2019 On November 11, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, addressed the USCCB General Assembly. In this address, he stated: “The pastoral thrust of this pontificate must reach the American people, especially as families... read more
The USCCB General Assembly, Nov. 12, 2018.
by JD Flynn, Cathlic News Agency, November 10, 2019 The U.S. bishops’ conference fall meeting is unlikely to offer any surprises to Church observers watching the assembly. In fact, while the meeting will begin Monday, its only real surprise came weeks ago, when the list of candidates for the... read more
Every American diocesan bishop will travel to Rome over the next four months. The first come from dioceses in the Northeast. By Courtney Mares/CAN/November 5, 2019 VATICAN CITY — Every American diocesan bishop will travel to Rome over the next four months for meetings with Pope Francis... read more