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US bishop challenges brother bishops for allowing pro-LGBT priest to speak in dioceses

said Bishop Strickland. The question with McCarrick, he said, and the core issue of the abuse crisis that’s been put out there, is how McCarrick got promoted and was able to do all that he did ... wit... read more

Exclusive: Should U.S. bishops speak out on politics—or stick to religion?

Catholic leaders, from parish priests to the pope, are bombarded with opinions on whether they should or should not speak out on issues of the day—and if so, on which particular issues. When the U.S. ... read more

'What are people to make of our silence?' Bishops discuss McCarrick in Baltimore

Several bishops spoke in favor of the USCCB acting as a body to speak out about McCarrick ... saying McCarrick had “grievously offended” not just his victims but all Catholics, priests, and bishops. B... read more

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The 2018 Catholic clergy sex abuse crisis brings new energy — and anti-gay activists — into the survivors' movement

[Vatican asks U.S. bishops ... do for survivors?’ ” Ianni said. While there was huge publicity in the early 2000s around the Boston crisis, the interest seemed to come and then go, as faithful Catholi... read more

The Pope fiddles, the bishops fumble, and the laity fume

Earlier today, the bishops spent some time debating a resolution that would, as CNA reported, “‘encouraged’ the Holy See to release all documents on the allegations ... As I wrote back in July: The Ca... read more

Why Catholic Bishops Can’t Solve The Crisis

A Catholic ... to speak at all is bad enough; the fact that no one rose to challenge him shows the depth of the clericalism you diagnose. Has the word “homosexuality” even been uttered apart from the ... read more

Former Maine bishop says voting for gay marriage ‘unfaithful to Catholic doctrine’

“We do, however, speak for an important group of Catholics, all of whom are part of the universal church,” he said. “In this perspective, the bishop does not speak for all Catholics either, at least i... read more

U.S. Bishops Had a Plan to Curb Sex Abuse. Rome Ordered Them to Wait.

“We are not ourselves happy about this,” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, said at a midday news conference. “We are working very w... read more

Spokane bishop on Catholic Church abuse crisis: ‘How much more can the people of God put up with?’

Sexual abuse by Catholic ministers ... In some cases, a claim has nothing to do with ministers in the Spokane diocese, so she gathers basic information and passes it along to her counterpart in anothe... read more

Vatican tells U.S. bishops not to vote on proposals to tackle sexual abuse, spurns outside investigations

BALTIMORE — The Vatican stymied a plan by America’s Catholic leaders to confront sexual abuse ... followed by an additional meeting of all the bishops in March — after Francis’s worldwide meeting — to ... read more

Catholic bishops speak out – but is anyone listening?

It seems the fact the Catholic ... all the churches are in steep decline and can no longer influence the way people who are even their own constituents will vote, unlike in decades past. They know tha... read more

Vatican asks U.S. bishops not to vote on proposals to tackle sexual abuse

Thus the bishops of America's 196 Catholic dioceses and archdioceses were left scrambling, as they learned just as they began their first meeting since the abuse crisis re-emerged this summer that Rom... read more

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