Bishops

September 17, 2014

Catholic Church in Cuba Sets New Pastoral Plan for Evangelization

‘On the Road to Emmaus’ offers a three-part reflection on the social and political reality and on the Church in the country.

February 11, 2014

Pope Names Bishops for New York State

Albany and Rockville Centre Catholics will have new shepherds.

January 7, 2014

Pope Francis Changes Rules on Monsignors

Move Seen as Helping to Combat Careerism Within the Clergy

December 16, 2013

Pope Makes Major Changes to Congregation for Bishops' Membership

August 9, 2013

Flawed Legal Theory Behind Vatican Sex-Abuse Suits, Lawyer Says

Efforts to sue the Vatican claim Holy See controls all priests, receives information about all priests’ activities and makes ‘specific decisions’ about their placement.

July 13, 2013

Concerns Rising Over Slow Appointments of Bishops

July 2, 2013

Archbishop: Senate Bill Helps Migrants Come ‘Into the Light’

The Senate passed the immigration-reform bill to allow the estimated 11 million illegal residents of the U.S. to obtain provisional immigrant status if they meet certain conditions.

June 26, 2013

Facing Risk of Death, Syrian Priests Remain Faithful

The Syrian conflict has dragged on for 27 months, since demonstrations sprang up nationwide on March 15, 2011, protesting the rule of Bashar al-Assad, Syria's president and leader of the country's Ba'ath Party.

June 25, 2013

Catholics, Baptists Come Together Over Conscience-Rights Bill

Archbishop William Lori and Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention are united by the belief that Congress must act to help preserve freedom of religion and conscience.

June 13, 2013

Report Finds Catholic Population Growing in South Korea

The report, prepared by the Catholic Pastoral Institute of Korea, states that there was an increase of 1.6% of Catholics in the past year.

June 12, 2013

Venezuelan Educator Calls Condoms ‘Russian Roulette’ for Youth

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced the installation of a group of factories to produce millions of condoms in Venezuela.

June 11, 2013

French Priest Suspended After Freemasonry Revealed

Father Pascal Vesin was suspended for his active membership in a Masonic lodge of the Grand Orient of France.

June 5, 2013

International Bishops Urge G8 Leaders to Remember the Poor

The G8 — or Group of Eight — is a forum of major industrialized countries that meet to discuss issues of international concern, such as global security, economic growth and terrorism.

May 23, 2013

U.S. Bishops Ask Government to Reassess Drone Policy

Bishop Richard Pates noted that the United States and other countries have a right to defend themselves, but urged the organizations to consider the ‘serious moral questions’ raised by drone use.

May 22, 2013

Church, Political Leaders Extend Prayers to Oklahoma Victims

Cardinal Timothy Dolan sends prayer and comfort, and President Barack Obama also offered his condolences and aid.

May 14, 2013

Catholic Groups Say Agriculture Laws Should Aid Poor, Farmers

Catholic leaders say it is a crucial time to build a framework that puts poor and hungry people first, promotes sustainable stewardship of the land and helps vulnerable farmers and rural communities.

May 14, 2013

Second Fortnight for Freedom to Highlight Marriage, Mandate

The two-week commemoration encourages people to live out faith in the public square and the professional world.

April 26, 2013

Colombian Senate Rejects Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Cardinal Ruben Salazar, had issued a plea to lawmakers to consider the Church’s arguments on the question and to protect marriage.

April 24, 2013

Six-Figure Grant to ‘Catholics United’ Tried to Recruit Clergy

The San Francisco-based Energy Foundation gave the Catholics United Education Fund $116,000 to recruit Catholic clergy to support the Environmental Protection Agency.

April 23, 2013

Pope Responds to Bishops’ Kidnapping With ‘Intense Prayer’

Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim of the Syrian Orthodox Church and Archbishop Paul Yagizi of the Greek Orthodox Church were kidnapped April 22 near Aleppo, Syria.

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