Posts Tagged ‘Congregation for Bishops’

Vatican tells US bishops not to vote Comments 0

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

The Vatican has told US Catholic bishops not to vote on proposed new steps their Conference has developed to address the clergy sex abuse crisis. The directive not to vote came from the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops, said US Conference of Catholic Bishops president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. DiNardo said he was told the evening before Read more

Pope appoints pastoral prelate to Congregation for Bishops Comments 0

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Pope Francis has made a key appointment that signals he wants a pastoral voice to be involved in the selection of bishops. The Pope has appointed Chicago’s Archbishop Blase Cupich to the Congregation for Bishops. Archbishop Cupich replaces the late Cardinal Francis George on the congregation. Continue reading Related Posts:Bishops delighted Cardinal Dew appointed to Read more

Pope Francis shakes up important Congregation for Bishops Comments 1

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Pope Francis has reshuffled the membership of the Congregation for Bishops, one of the most important organizations in the Vatican. On Monday, the Vatican announced the removal of Cardinal Raymond L. Burke from the group and replaced him with another American, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C.. Burke is known as an outspoken critic of Read more

Pope gives ‘concrete’ directions to Congregation for Bishops Comments 0

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, has told a Canadian newspaper that he has received “very concrete” directions from Pope Francis. The Canadian cardinal, whose congregation oversees the selection of bishops, said what the Pope told him “made me think this man knows where he goes and there is a determination. Read more