US Catholic bishops’ response to McCarrick report is sad but predictable
(RNS) — At their fall meeting, the American Catholic bishops failed to communicate that they understood the startling report’s implications.
Catholic bishops broadcast mixed messages about Biden’s victory
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The head of the U.S. bishops conference has taken a more cautious tone over time despite initially congratulating the president-elect on his victory.
Election checklist: Five ways Catholic parishes can keep politics out of church
(RNS) — Most Catholics don’t want politics to divide their parishes, but the wise pastor will prepare for the worst.
Catholics should vote for Biden, says former bishops’ conference official
(RNS) — Carr also reports that divisions among the bishops in 2019 kept them from updating their voter guide to reflect current issues and the teachings of Pope Francis.
Catholic bishops reprimand Trump as often as they praise him
(RNS) — The country’s bishops take social justice issues more seriously than the president does, a fact that’s often overshadowed in the media by attacks on Biden for his positions on abortion.
Celebrating Mass safely — but pastorally — during a pandemic
(RNS) — American Catholic bishops have received two sets of recommendations on how to proceed once churches begin to meet again. Either way, they should go slow.
Abortion preeminent issue, global warming not urgent, say bishops
(RNS) — Breaking with tradition, the meeting did not include a report on the recently concluded Amazon synod.
Hispanic immigrant in line to lead US Catholic bishops
(AP) — Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, an immigrant from Mexico, is widely expected to win election as the first Hispanic president of the bishops’ national conference.
Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton, and the normalization of violence
(RNS) — Others may soon respond to mass shootings by ignoring it. No matter how horrible something is, if it is repeated time and time again, we get accustomed to it.
US Catholic bishops adopt process for reviewing misconduct of bishops
(RNS) — The USCCB has established a process for investigating allegations of misconduct by bishops — but lay groups say the key will be lay involvement and transparency in its implementation.
Catholic bishops stop short of mandating lay involvement in abuse investigations
BALTIMORE (RNS) — Some prelates at the USCCB’s spring meeting, however, made clear that they support lay involvement regardless.
Catholic bishops finally tackle the sex abuse cover-up. Now comes the hard part.
BALTIMORE (RNS) — The reforms the Catholic bishops passed this week to deal with the sexual abuse crisis were easy compared with changing the culture of clerical privilege that is at the heart of the abuse crisis.