US Bishops

Signatories on letter opposing USCCB vote on ‘Eucharistic coherence’ include 5 cardinals, 6 archbishops

The Pillar, June 7, 2021 The signers of a May 13 letter which pressed the U.S. bishops’ conference to suspend its conversation on “Eucharistic coherence” include 47 diocesan bishops, five of whom are cardinals, along with 21 auxiliary bishops. The letter and signatory list, sent May 13... read more

Archbishop Cordileone: “I sense a growing sense of urgency among the bishops…”

“Regarding dialogue, as bishops, with [pro-abortion] Catholic leaders in political and secular life on the national level,” says the Archbishop of San Francisco in an interview with CWR, “I think we’ve pretty much reached the point of exhaustion.” On May 1st, the Memorial of St.... read more

Beware when Church leaders manipulate the language: Part II

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture, May 27, 2021 Yesterday I wrote about “the abuses of language…that I see in many recent pronouncements from our Church leadership,” with my focus on two recent Vatican announcements. Now let me turn to a few noteworthy American examples. Sometimes... read more

Dispatch from the Dead Letter Office

THE MCCARRICK REPORT HOLDS NO ONE ACCOUNTABLE By Pieter Vree, New Oxford Review, May 2021In November 2020 the Vatican released its long-anticipated “Report on the Holy See’s Institutional Knowledge and Decision-Making Related to Former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick.” It was... read more

Cautionary notes: what Cardinal Ladaria did NOT say

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture, May 11, 2021 The letter that Cardinal Luis Ladaria sent to Archbishop Gomez, apparently asking the US bishops to think carefully about any policy barring pro-abortion politicians from Communion, has not yet been made public. Prudent readers should bear in... read more

Awakening Consciences About Abortion-Tainted Vaccines

By Tracy Trasancos, Crisis, March 19, 2021Bishop Joseph Strickland (Tyler, TX), along with Dr. Catherine Ruth Pakaluk, myself, and two others, recently released the statement “To Awaken Conscience” regarding the scandal given by Catholic leaders’ widespread acceptance of abortion-tainted... read more

The Bishops and Eucharistic Coherence

By Judie Brown, American Life League, March 16, 2021 Coherence is the logical way of presenting the facts. It is another word for consistency. Since the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has decided to address Eucharistic coherence, we can presume that they have deemed it a matter of... read more

Cardinal Cupich Seems to Be the Vatican’s Choice

COMMENTARY: All popes have their favorites in the US. However, papal favor is not equivalent to wise pastoral leadership. Father Raymond J. de Souza, Commentaries, February 5, 2021 Much was made of Cardinal Blase Cupich’s meeting with Pope Francis, just 10 days after his public criticism... read more

Biden, the Bishops, and the New Face of Catholicism

by Monica Migliorino Miller, Crisis, January 22, 2021 The Catholic Church in America has been thrust into a new and unprecedented crisis—namely the election of Joseph Biden to the presidency. If not dealt with properly, Biden’s presidency will cause serious damage to the very truth of what... read more

The McCarrick Report and the need for new protocols

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

The US bishops’ one-sided ‘dialogue’ with Joe Biden

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
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Pope Francis is with U.S. bishops during their “ad limina” visits to the Vatican Feb. 10, 2020.

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The USCCB General Assembly, Nov. 12, 2018.

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