Posts Tagged ‘US Catholic Bishops’ Conference’

Hispanic immigrant elected US Bishops’ president Comments 0

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

An immigrant from Mexico is the new president of the American Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gómez, 67, was the conference’s vice president, and in line with tradition where the vice president is elected president, there was little surprise when on Wednesday, he was elected on the first ballot. When the results were Read more

US Catholic Bishops’ Conference head’s office raided Comments 0

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

US Catholic Bishops’ Conference head, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, has had his office raided by prosecutors investigating a sexual abuse case. The accused priest is from the Houston archdiocese which DiNardo leads. DiNardo is also heading the Church’s response to sexual misconduct in the US. The intensifying investigation has raised questions about how DiNardo and his Read more

Nuns on the Bus take budget-cut protest on the road Comments 0

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

While America’s Catholic bishops are promoting a “Fortnight of Freedom” to combat Democrat President Barack Obama’s health insurance mandates, a group of nuns are on a multi-state bus tour to oppose Republican budget-cut policies. The “Nuns on the Bus” are focusing on budget cuts proposed by House of Representatives budget committee chair Paul Ryan, a Read more

US bishops escalate conflict with Obama administration Comments 0

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Religious leaders have long been powerful in US elections, but this year something new is happening. Leading members of the American Catholic clergy have escalated their conflict with the Obama administration, most notably in the new “religious liberty’’ campaign launched by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The slogan picks up on a long-standing evangelical Read more

‘Doctrinal Responsibilities’: evenhanded, open and fair Comments 0

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

After the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine had delivered its criticism of Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God by St. Joseph Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, theologians and boards of theological societies in the United States contested the content of the criticism and protested the manner of its formulation (NCR, Read more