(RNS) — The coronavirus may force American Catholics to experience what liturgical life is like in the Amazon, where there are few priests and many faithful.
(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.
(RNS) — Breaking with tradition, the meeting did not include a report on the recently concluded Amazon synod.
(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.
(RNS) — By making these men cardinals, the pope is handing them megaphones.
(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.
(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.
BALTIMORE (RNS) — Some prelates at the USCCB's spring meeting, however, made clear that they support lay involvement regardless.
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.
BALTIMORE (RNS) — At one point, a bishop asked for clarification on how to spell 'Reddit.'
HOUSTON (AP) — Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has been accused of covering up abuse by one of his chief aides. A Texas women says Monsignor Frank Rossi manipulated her into a sexual relationship, while serving as her spiritual counselor and confessor and while asking her for donations. She says DiNardo allowed Rossi to continue as a priest with no penalties. The archdiocese says Rossi was suspended.
(RNS) — Washington should rejoice to have such a good bishop; too bad we may not have him very long.
(RNS) — As the Catholic sexual abuse crisis has rolled on, the demand that the bishops be held accountable has become the focus of inquiries from the Vatican to attorney general offices across the U.S.
BALTIMORE (RNS) — Some U.S. bishops felt their house was burning down, and the Vatican was asking them to delay turning on the fire hoses.
(RNS) — Providing support to separated families is one way faith-based agencies normally tasked with welcoming refugees got involved in the crisis at the border.