Posts Tagged ‘US Bishops’

Pope’s meeting agenda included abuse and his resignation

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Demands from a Vatican archbishop for the Pope’s resignation and America’s clergy sexual abuse scandal were on the agenda when Pope Francis met with several US bishops yesterday for talks. Read more Related Posts:Call for bishops in France to resign en masse over sex abuse…Pope cautions over ‘interpretation’ of sexual abuse reportGerman church urges quick Read more

Theologians, educators, lay leaders want US bishops’ resignation

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Over 140 theologians, educators and lay leaders have called for all the bishops in the United States to resign. Just as Chile’s 34 bishops resigned in May after revelations of sexual abuse and corruption, US bishops should also submit their resignations to Pope Francis. Doing so would show the public an act of penance and Read more

Catholic leaders scorn Trump’s border policy

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Catholic leaders in the United States are disgusted President Donald Trump wants National Guard troops to go to the US-Mexico border. They say it is morally irresponsible, dangerously ineffective and unwise. Rather than keeping migrants out of the United States, they would like the administration to be more welcoming. In a statement from the Hope Read more

US Bishops oppose Trump environment plans

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The US Bishops and the English Westminster Justice and Peace Commission jointly oppose President Trump’s Executive Order issued last week. “The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in unity with Pope Francis, strongly supports environmental stewardship and has called consistently for ‘our own country to curtail carbon emissions,’” said Bishop Frank J Dewane of Florida. Read more

America’s bishops call for compassion and family unity

Monday, March 13th, 2017

America’s bishops are calling for compassion and family unity in the face of  President Donald Trump’s immigration laws. Archbishop Gomez, who is the vice president of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops, said immigration is the “human rights test of our time”. Commenting on Trump’s immigration laws, he said having a policy that solely focuses Read more

USCCB and Pope Francis singing from different hymnals

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Watching the USCCB meeting this week was frustrating. The conference seems stuck. At a time when the country desperately needs a strong moral voice, the united voice of the bishops is sidelined, fretting about things that don’t matter and tepidly addressing the things that do. And, it was apparent to all that the concerns of Read more

Conservative prelate to head US Amoris Laetitia committee

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

An archbishop known for his conservative views is to co-ordinate a committee of US bishops working on the implementation of Amoris Laetitia. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia will lead a working group of five bishops. The group’s purpose is “to support our Holy Father in furthering the reception Read more

US church lobbies to prevent broader abuse civil actions

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The US Catholic Church has spent millions of dollars in the last decade opposing measures that would help sex abuse victims get redress. The church has paid lobbyists to work against bills in four states that would extend statutes of limitation for child sex abuse cases or grant an extra window in some cases for Read more

US bishops oust long time CNS editor-in-chief over tweets

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

The editor-in-chief of the US-based Catholic News Service has resigned abruptly at the request of a US bishops’ conference official. Tony Spence had posted tweets in reaction to religious freedom legislation under debate in Georgia and Tennessee and a gender identity measure in North Carolina. He also tweeted about an article in another publication about gay Read more

US bishops support calls to keep immigrant families together

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

American Catholic bishops joined various faith groups in calling on the US Supreme Court to give temporary relief to undocumented persons in the country who are eligible for deportation. “Courts have repeatedly recognized that there is a public interest in maintaining stable families and communities,” the bishops said in an amicus brief filed on March Read more