Posts Tagged ‘United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)’

Pope must repudiate papal decrees justifying colonisation

Monday, July 5th, 2021
Catholic Diocese of Syracuse

US Bishop Douglas Lucia wants Pope Francis to repudiate a series of papal decrees justifying European countries seeking to colonize other nations. He says papal decrees – called bulls – supporting the “Doctrine of Discovery” (the Doctrine) provided justification for “both political and personal violence against indigenous peoples.” He wants “a public acknowledgment from the Read more

Sex abuse rumours about ex-cardinal not seriously investigated

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Ongoing sex abuse rumors about disgraced ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick were never properly investigated, a Vatican report into his conduct says. Barely challenged, the US clergyman (pictured) ascended the Catholic hierarchy to become a cardinal – a prince of the Church. He used personal contacts to help him along the way. When challenged, he protested his Read more