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.
(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.
BALTIMORE (RNS) — With the meeting closing without any firm resolution, the concerns of U.S. bishops, the Vatican and American prelates appear to be headed for a collision course come February.
BALTIMORE (RNS) — Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, citing the urgency of the abuse crisis for the American church, urged that the bishops still discuss the "action items" on the issue.
(AP) — 'The forces of division prey on our fear of the unfamiliar, the different. But fear is not of God,' said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, in an address to the bishops' fall meeting in Baltimore.