(RNS) — While disagreements in the synod may arise over how Catholicism is interpreted in the Amazon, the bishops of the synod will be largely united on the environment and justice issues.
(RNS) — Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, and Bishop Robert McElroy of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego have been invited to the Vatican’s upcoming Amazon synod, two of only three Americans selected to participate.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — 'It's not enough to just say sorry,' said Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. 'Structures that permit or facilitate abuse must be broken down, and broken down forever.'
He has put himself in a position to do so.
(RNS) — 'A major gap still exists in the Church’s policies on sexual conduct and sexual abuse,' wrote Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, in a statement.
(RNS) — The spring meeting of Catholic bishops made headlines with their stern critique of the Trump administration's immigration policies, a political splash for a group that has struggled to remain relevant in the Trump era.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Juan Carlos Cruz's allegations of a cover-up raise questions about Pope Francis' already shaky track record on preventing clergy sex abuse and concealment.
Under the auspices of the the Archdiocese of Boston.
(RNS) — The fundamental problem is that the church has no process for judging bishops that is transparent and has legitimacy with the public.
Publicly and, one can hope, privately.
(RNS) — Many Americans recognize the complexity of abortion should not be reduced to talking points or bumper stickers.
(RNS) — When most prelates die, the remembrances do not begin with apologies to the victims of sexual abuse.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope spoke off-the-cuff, admitting that the church's response to the scandal was slow.
Marie Collins' resignation should be a wake-up call for the pope.
ROME (RNS) But a commission statement vowed that victims of clerical abuse should have a voice in the future.