BALTIMORE (RNS) — The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has elected Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, California, a naturalized US citizen who emigrated from Mexico and is outspoken on immigration issues, as its new president.
(RNS) — After Oct. 15, 53% of the cardinal electors will have been appointed by Francis.
(RNS) — Five years since Francis became pope, and nearly three since he made his first visit to the U.S., his relationship with U.S. Catholics is entering a new phase, one in which the divide that separates Catholics on either side of the culture wars has hardened.
(RNS) — Where does this affinity between Catholic bishops and labor movements come from? Let us ‘Splain …
NEW YORK (RNS) Cardinal Joseph Tobin, one of the U.S. hierarchy’s most visible champions for the marginalized, blasted Republicans for 'inflicting cruelty on innocent people.'
NEWARK, N.J. — The interfaith coalition Faith in New Jersey convened imams, pastors, priests and rabbis to urge action amid swift changes to immigration enforcement and health care.
(RNS) Such positive language from such senior church leaders is extraordinary and another sign of how Francis is reorienting the Catholic Church's approach to a hot-button topic.
(RNS) I was suspended from ministry by the outgoing archbishop of Newark and I don't think a new archbishop can change anything. So I’m moving on, but staying Catholic.
(RNS) In his homily at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Cardinal Joseph Tobin declared that the church 'is neither an elite club nor static container of truth.'
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Many of the 17 churchmen the pontiff will honor with a red hat on Saturday were as stunned as everyone else that they were chosen. That’s because Francis is his own executive search firm.
NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) Cardinal-designate Joseph Tobin spoke of the shocking and 'gut-wrenching' transfer from Indianapolis -- but also showed the new kind of pastor he will be.
(RNS) By moving Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin to Newark the pontiff ignored protocol – and showed he’s serious about changing how the Catholic Church operates.
(RNS) In giving red hats to U.S. churchmen for the first time, the pontiff passed over prelates favored by culture warriors of the right and chose more pastoral bishops. That's a big change.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Thirteen are under 80 years old and eligible to enter a conclave to choose his successor -- or become the next pope.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) An American prelate who played a key role in trying to bridge the gap between Rome and U.S. nuns was transferred to Indianapolis only two years after taking up his Vatican post. By Alessandro Speciale.