Posts Tagged ‘US Bishops Conference’

Pope’s migrant drowning anguish Comments 0

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Photos of a migrant father and young daughter who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico to enter the United States without legal permission have struck the hearts of many world leaders. The photos show the bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria, who were fleeing from El Read more

Bishops announce new policies to police bishops Comments 0

Monday, September 24th, 2018

New policies to police bishops have been announced. The US Catholic bishops’ conference apologied last Wednesday for the role of bishops in the church’s clergy sexual abuse scandal. At the same time, they announced new initiatives to hold abusive or negligent bishops accountable. Read more Related Posts:The Catholic Church needs a way to deal with Read more

Racism, prejudice, violence – sins of a nation Comments 0

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Bishops in the US say racism, prejudice and violence are sins U.S. society and the Church itself must work at to eliminate. This month’s violent “Unite the Right” protests in Charlottesville, Virginia have resulted in the bishops making a new resolution to oppose and eliminate racism. “The times demand it; our Gospel demands it,” Bishop Read more

The business of international aid Comments 0

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

As president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, Carolyn Woo brings a strong sense of leadership and vision to the organization, which was founded by the U.S. Catholic bishops to provide international relief and development assistance. With a background in strategic planning and the experience of serving as dean of a major Catholic business school—the Read more

The USCCB on communion: cautious when making judgments Comments 0

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Someone reminded me of this document put out by the USCCB on communion in 2006, which states: In virtue of our membership in the Catholic Church we are ordinarily free to receive Holy Communion.  In fact, it is most desirable that we receive the Lord’s Body and Blood, so that Holy Communion stands out clearly as Read more