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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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It’s an exciting time to be an evangelist, convocation delegates told

It’s an exciting time to be an evangelist, convocation delegates told

| Carol Zimmermann | July 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

“The saints always loved a good fight and we should like a good fight too,” said keynote speaker Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles.

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For convocation delegates, it’s about unifying in faith in a troubled world

For convocation delegates, it’s about unifying in faith in a troubled world

The convocation, years in planning, was the first time in a century that the bishops convened Church leaders to respond to social and spiritual quandaries that have left millions of people drifting on the margins of society.

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Concerns about common good, immigrants among topics at USCCB assembly

Concerns about common good, immigrants among topics at USCCB assembly

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The victory of Republican President-elect Donald Trump, the need for the nation to heal from the acrimony of the presidential race, and concern for the well-being of immigrants and refugees under the new administration took the spotlight as the U.S. bishops opened their fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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Sacred symbols of bishops

Sacred symbols of bishops

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

A bishop and archbishop wear special symbols and vestments particular to their office. The following is a short primer on their meaning, history and use.

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Having Patience for the Sausage-Making Synod

Having Patience for the Sausage-Making Synod

| Father Robert Barron | October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The midterm report on the deliberations of the Synod on the Family has appeared and there is a fair amount of hysteria all around. John Thavis, a veteran Vatican reporter who should know better, has declared this statement “an earthquake, the big one that hit after months of smaller tremors.” Certain commentators on the right have been wringing their hands and bewailing a deep betrayal of the Church’s teaching. One even opined that this report is the “silliest document ever issued by the Catholic Church,” and some have said that the interim document flaunts the teaching of St. John Paul II. Meanwhile the New York Times confidently announced that the Church has moved from “condemnation of unconventional family situations and toward understanding, openness, and mercy.” I think everyone should take a deep breath.

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Minnesota bishops urge Obama administration to protect conscience rights in health care

Minnesota bishops urge Obama administration to protect conscience rights in health care

| September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

The bishops also sent letters to the Minnesota congressional delegation asking them to sponsor the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act.

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Digital Edition – June 23, 2011

Digital Edition – June 23, 2011

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

U.S. bishops tackle big issues. Blessed Sacrament is focus of annual procession. Teaching kids healthy money habits. Senior Living.

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Appointing bishops, from Henry IV to Hu Jintao

Appointing bishops, from Henry IV to Hu Jintao

| John Garvey | February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Nov. 20, I traveled to Rome for a consistory of the College of Cardinals. It was a special event for me in more ways than one. Two of the 24 men named cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI are graduates of my institution, The Catholic University of America.

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