Tag: Baltimore

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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Protesters gather outside U.S. bishops’ meeting, call for change

Protesters gather outside U.S. bishops’ meeting, call for change

| Emily Rosenthal | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened a Day of Prayer at the Fall Bishops General Assembly Nov. 12, John McKeon was the first to walk a path along Aliceanna Street outside the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, just after 9 a.m.

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Archbishop Hebda in homily for brother bishops: give all, show commitment to change

Archbishop Hebda in homily for brother bishops: give all, show commitment to change

| Christopher Gunty | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dressed in penitential purple vestments, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, led the bishops of the United States in a Mass Nov. 12 to open their fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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Maryland pilgrims walk 50 miles ‘in penance and prayer’ for priesthood

Maryland pilgrims walk 50 miles ‘in penance and prayer’ for priesthood

| Paul McMullen | November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Stephanie Rubeling’s support of the priesthood goes beyond thoughts and prayers.

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Vatican asks USCCB to delay vote on sex abuse response proposals

Vatican asks USCCB to delay vote on sex abuse response proposals

| Dennis Sadowski | November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

At the urging of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will not vote on two proposals they were to discuss at their Baltimore meeting regarding their response to the clergy sex abuse crisis.

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Abuse crisis, day of discernment, prayer top agenda for Baltimore meeting

Abuse crisis, day of discernment, prayer top agenda for Baltimore meeting

| October 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Discussion and voting on concrete measures to address the abuse crisis and a day of spiritual discernment and prayer will top the agenda for the U.S. bishops when they meet Nov. 12-14 for the fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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Baltimore Archdiocese, Catholic Charities help launch Parish ID

Baltimore Archdiocese, Catholic Charities help launch Parish ID

| Paul McMullen | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

This generation of immigrants to Baltimore will continue to find a haven in the Catholic Church.

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Maryland attorney general will review church records on child sex abuse

Maryland attorney general will review church records on child sex abuse

| Christopher Gunty | September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a Sept. 24 letter to the clergy of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Archbishop William Lori informed priests and deacons that the archdiocese has been in discussions with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh about an investigation of records related to the sexual abuse of children.

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Maryland parishioners urged to help one another in flood aftermath

Maryland parishioners urged to help one another in flood aftermath

| Christopher Gunty | June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the immediate aftermath of the flood that washed through Main Street and other parts of historic Ellicott City May 27, St. Paul Church, perched on the hill above the floodwaters, was able to serve folks in little ways.

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U.S. bishops take on immigration, racism at fall assembly

U.S. bishops take on immigration, racism at fall assembly

| Carol Zimmermann | November 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

At the start of their annual fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 13, U.S. Catholic bishops faced some big issues — immigration and racism — straight on and zeroed in on how to raise the national level of discussion on these topics starting in the church pews.

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