Tag: USCCB

Videos are new component to bishops’ ‘Faithful Citizenship’ guide

Videos are new component to bishops’ ‘Faithful Citizenship’ guide

| Dennis Sadowski | February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

A series of long-planned videos that supplement the U.S. bishops’ quadrennial “Faithful Citizenship” document that provides guidance to voters during a presidential election year have been finalized for viewing.

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Colombian diocese, with some U.S. support, helps flood of Venezuelans

Colombian diocese, with some U.S. support, helps flood of Venezuelans

| Manuel Rueda | February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every weekday before she heads to work, Angelica Tesorero takes her small children to a day care center run by the Diocese of Cucuta.

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Lawsuit charges USCCB misled Catholics about Peter’s Pence collection

Lawsuit charges USCCB misled Catholics about Peter’s Pence collection

| Dennis Sadowski | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Dallas law firm and a Rhode Island parishioner alleged in a federal lawsuit that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops misled donors nationwide regarding the purposes of the annual Peter’s Pence collection.

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USCCB president urges nation to overcome racism that still clouds hearts

USCCB president urges nation to overcome racism that still clouds hearts

| January 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

While the United States has “come a long way” in addressing racism and injustice, much more remains to be accomplished to achieve the dream of “the beloved community” envisioned by the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said.

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Report says McCarrick fund gave more than $600,000 to clerics, two popes

Report says McCarrick fund gave more than $600,000 to clerics, two popes

| Rhina Guidos | December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two popes and multiple priests, cardinals and archbishops received part of $600,000 in financial gifts from former Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, who controlled a discretionary fund, according to a report published Dec. 27 by The Washington Post.

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In 2019, high court’s docket runs gamut of high-profile issues

In 2019, high court’s docket runs gamut of high-profile issues

| Carol Zimmermann | December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

2019 was a busy year for the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Bishops listen to grim landscape of policy on the immigration front

Bishops listen to grim landscape of policy on the immigration front

| Rhina Guidos | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a wide-ranging report on immigration Nov. 12, U.S. bishops heard a grim landscape facing immigrants and refugees trying to find shelter in the United States. But they also heard of the wide network of Catholic organizations trying to help, even as they, too, face challenges.

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U.S. bishops examine challenges faced by Church, society

U.S. bishops examine challenges faced by Church, society

| Carol Zimmermann | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

During their Nov. 11-13 meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops elected new officers and discussed challenges in the Church and the nation. They spoke of their renewed efforts to help immigrants, youth and young adults, pregnant women and the poor as well their steps to combat gun violence and racism.

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Bishop Cozzens elected to lead USCCB’s Committee on Evangelization, Catechesis

Bishop Cozzens elected to lead USCCB’s Committee on Evangelization, Catechesis

| November 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was elected chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis at the bishops’ fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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Author criticized for perpetuating ‘unfortunate myth’ USCCB resisting pope

Author criticized for perpetuating ‘unfortunate myth’ USCCB resisting pope

| Greg Erlandson | November 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The chief communications officer for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops criticized a new book on Pope Francis’ papacy for perpetuating “an unfortunate and inaccurate myth” that Pope Francis is facing resistance from the leadership and staff of the bishops’ conference.

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Archbishop Gomez elected USCCB president; first Latino in post

Archbishop Gomez elected USCCB president; first Latino in post

| Dennis Sadowski | November 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the bishops’ fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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Bishops OK 2020 budget; numbers inconclusive for 2021 assessment hike

Bishops OK 2020 budget; numbers inconclusive for 2021 assessment hike

| Mark Pattison | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops voted to approve the budget for 2020 for their conference headquarters in Washington but did not register sufficient numbers to determine passage of a proposed 3% increase in the diocesan assessment for 2021.

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