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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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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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