Tag: General assembly

Bishops’ abuse response must trump all other issues, advisory group says

Bishops’ abuse response must trump all other issues, advisory group says

| Carol Zimmermann | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

A group that has been advising the U.S. bishops for 50 years on multiple issues chose to speak to the bishops in Baltimore Nov. 13 on just one issue: the clergy sexual abuse crisis itself and ways to move forward from it.

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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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Cardinal: Delay in vote on abuse response proposals a ‘bump in the road’

Cardinal: Delay in vote on abuse response proposals a ‘bump in the road’

| Dennis Sadowski | November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Vatican-requested delay in adopting practices that are expected to boost accountability among U.S. bishops in their response to clergy sex abuse is a “bump in the road,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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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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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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