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CDC director ‘not shy about his Catholic faith,’ says Baltimore pastor

CDC director ‘not shy about his Catholic faith,’ says Baltimore pastor

| Tim Swift | March 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Msgr. Richard Woy sees Dr. William Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on television these days flanked by medical experts issuing the latest guidance on the novel coronavirus he doesn’t just see one of the top health officials in the U.S., he sees one of the faithful.

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Historic Baltimore church building restored, given new life as brewpub

Historic Baltimore church building restored, given new life as brewpub

| Tim Swift | February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

So, stop me if you have heard this one: A priest walks into a bar — that used to be a church.

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U.S. bishops examine challenges faced by Church, society

U.S. bishops examine challenges faced by Church, society

| Carol Zimmermann | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

During their Nov. 11-13 meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops elected new officers and discussed challenges in the Church and the nation. They spoke of their renewed efforts to help immigrants, youth and young adults, pregnant women and the poor as well their steps to combat gun violence and racism.

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Bishop Cozzens elected to lead USCCB’s Committee on Evangelization, Catechesis

Bishop Cozzens elected to lead USCCB’s Committee on Evangelization, Catechesis

| November 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was elected chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis at the bishops’ fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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Bishops object to Trump tweets on Baltimore

Bishops object to Trump tweets on Baltimore

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

U.S. bishops who lead on such issues as cultural diversity, anti-racism and domestic justice objected Aug. 2 to a recent spate of tweets by President Donald Trump against the city of Baltimore.

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Hopeful that bishops’ resolve means results

Hopeful that bishops’ resolve means results

| June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the bishops gathered in Baltimore last week, there were many different thoughts and emotions amid the seriousness of this last year’s events in the Church in the United States and globally. The most consistent sentiment was a deep, firm resolve to move forward to hold bishops and priests decidedly accountable for instances of sexual abuse of children or other vulnerable persons, sexual misconduct, or the mishandling of such cases. The four action items, which all passed by overwhelming majorities, expressed this resolve:

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Hay esperanza de que la resolución de los obispos significa resultados

Hay esperanza de que la resolución de los obispos significa resultados

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cuando los obispos se reunieron en Baltimore la semana pasada, hubo muchos pensamientos y emociones diferentes en medio de la seriedad de los acontecimientos de este último año en la Iglesia en los Estados Unidos y a nivel mundial. El sentimiento más consistente fue una profunda y firme determinación de seguir adelante para responsatar decididamente a los obispos y sacerdotes de los casos de abuso sexual de niños u otras personas vulnerables, mala conducta sexual o el mal manejo de esos casos. Los cuatro elementos de acción, que todos pasaron por mayorías abrumadoras, expresaron esta determinación

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Protocol approved on restrictions on bishops facing claim of abuse

Protocol approved on restrictions on bishops facing claim of abuse

| Mark Pattison | June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a measure that would enable bishops to apply restrictions in the life and ministry of retired bishops accused of sexual abuse or who failed to take necessary measures to prevent abuse.

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U.S. bishops take action to respond to Church abuse crisis

U.S. bishops take action to respond to Church abuse crisis

| Carol Zimmermann | June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the start of the June 11-13 spring assembly of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, it was clear the bishops had a task at hand: to respond to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church.

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Comments at listening sessions showed need for racism pastoral

Comments at listening sessions showed need for racism pastoral

| Mark Pattison | November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

During discussion at their Baltimore assembly on the U.S. bishops’ new pastoral letter, “The Enduring Call to Love: A Pastoral Letter Against Racism,” Bishop Robert J. Baker of Birmingham, Alabama, said the document’s message was needed, as the civil rights movement “began 60 years ago and we’re still working on achieving the goals in this document.”

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Bishops say they face angry questions over mishandling of abuse reports

Bishops say they face angry questions over mishandling of abuse reports

| Dennis Sadowski | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

U.S. bishops admitted during a wide-ranging discussion during their fall general assembly that parishioners are angry and continually ask how a charismatic clergyman was able to rise through church ranks despite widespread knowledge of allegations that he sexually abused seminarians and boys.

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U.S. bishops discuss proposed restrictions on prelates removed from office

U.S. bishops discuss proposed restrictions on prelates removed from office

| Carol Zimmermann | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

During the second day of their annual fall assembly in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops discussed, even though they weren’t voting on, procedures they could use to restrict bishops removed from their position or reassigned due to sexual abuse allegations or “grave negligence in office.”

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