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Can Catholics disagree on policy positions of bishops?

Can Catholics disagree on policy positions of bishops?

| Jason Adkins | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

This session, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota advocated in favor of a policy that would allow undocumented immigrants to drive legally in Minnesota. The bishops and Minnesota Catholic Conference staff have received plenty of feedback from Catholics throughout the state, in many instances expressing their disagreement with that policy proposal.

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Puerto Rican governor resigns amid massive protests

Puerto Rican governor resigns amid massive protests

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

After nearly two weeks of massive protests in the fallout of scandals involving corruption and offensive private messages, Gov. Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico resigned from office, becoming the first governor to do so in the island’s history.

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Pope to bishops: Conversion, humility

Pope to bishops: Conversion, humility

| Cindy Wooden | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The clerical abuse crisis and the “crisis of credibility” it created for the U.S. bishops have led to serious divisions within the U.S. Church and to a temptation to look for administrative solutions to problems that go much deeper, Pope Francis told the U.S. bishops.

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Satan is attacking bishops; they must fight with prayer, pope says

Satan is attacking bishops; they must fight with prayer, pope says

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishops must remember, particularly when under attack, that their role is to pray, be humble in knowing God chose them and remain close to the people, Pope Francis said in his morning homily.

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Parishioners express anger at sex abuse cover-up but reaffirm faith

Parishioners express anger at sex abuse cover-up but reaffirm faith

| Susan Klemond | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Sullivan said he wanted to give parishioners an opportunity to share ideas for solutions, which he planned to pass on to local Church leaders.

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Archbishop Vigano denies quashing Archbishop Nienstedt investigation; U.S. bishops respond to his letter

Archbishop Vigano denies quashing Archbishop Nienstedt investigation; U.S. bishops respond to his letter

| Mark Pattison | August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Accusations alleging that I ordered the two auxiliary bishops of Minneapolis to close the investigation into the life of Archbishop John C. Nienstedt are false,” Archbishop Vigano said in a statement issued Aug. 26, a day after his original statement.

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NRB: Change in church’s culture, including bishops, needed to end abuse

NRB: Change in church’s culture, including bishops, needed to end abuse

| Mark Pattison | August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“What needs to happen is a genuine change in the church’s culture, specifically among the bishops themselves,” the board said. “This evil has resulted from a loss of moral leadership and an abuse of power that led to a culture of silence that enabled these incidents to occur.

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In Chicago, three auxiliary bishops named; two auxiliaries retire

In Chicago, three auxiliary bishops named; two auxiliaries retire

Pope Francis has named three new auxiliary bishops for the Chicago archdiocese, Fathers Ronald Hicks, Robert Casey and Mark Bartosic, and he has accepted the resignations of Auxiliary Bishops George Rassas and Francis Kane of Chicago.

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Canadian bishops say marijuana use may soon be legal but remains sinful

Canadian bishops say marijuana use may soon be legal but remains sinful

| June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Marijuana use across Canada may soon be legal in the eyes of the law, but it will remain a sin in the eyes of the church, said Canada’s bishops.

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Argentina moves closer to legal abortion; bishops pledge social action

Argentina moves closer to legal abortion; bishops pledge social action

| David Agren | June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Argentina’s bishops expressed disappointment with the approval of an initiative that moves the South American country closer to legalizing abortion. But the bishops also pledged to review their social ministries to better attend to youths and women.

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All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse

All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a three-day meeting at the Vatican to discuss the clerical sexual abuse scandal.

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Pastors who lead double lives wound the church, pope says

Pastors who lead double lives wound the church, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

Pastors who preach one thing and do another are wounded and harm the church, Pope Francis said.

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