Bishops

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.

April 22, 2013

Egyptian Police Accused of Siding With Cathedral Attackers

The attack also drew condemnation from Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who said he regarded any attack on churches as 'a personal attack' against him.

April 19, 2013

Pope’s Curia Reform Council Reflects Church’s Universality

Pope Francis has chosen eight cardinals from a variety of backgrounds to reform the Curia.

April 19, 2013

Bishop Criticizes ‘Gay Marriage’ Approval in New Zealand

The Pacific island nation became the first country in the region and the 13th country in the world to grant legal recognition to same-sex ‘marriage.’

April 18, 2013

Archbishop Gomez Welcomes Immigration Reform Proposal

Archbishop Gomez encourages an immigration reform 'that restores the rule of law in a humane and just manner.'

April 11, 2013

Asian, Pacific Catholics to Hold D.C. Marian Pilgrimage

The Asian Pacific Catholic Network of the mid-Atlantic region is sponsoring the pilgrimage in partnership with the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat on Cultural Diversity.

April 9, 2013

Fight Against HHS Mandate Draws Thanks From Bishops

Archbishop William Lori, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, thanks all those who have challenged the HHS mandate in federal courts.

April 9, 2013

U.K. Bishops Mourn Loss of Margaret Thatcher

First female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, died the morning of April 8 at the age of 87.

March 21, 2013

NY Bishops Meet With Cuomo, Reaffirm Stance Against Abortion

The the governor respectfully listened to the bishops’ concerns, but they did not agree on the abortion proposal.

March 6, 2013

Bishops’ Group Gives Nearly $1 Million for Immigration Reform

Funding will go to promote comprehensive reform and to aid Catholic organizations that serve migrant communities.

February 28, 2013

Pope’s Final Audience Was Bittersweet for Bishops

Archbishop Fisichella reflects on the impact of Pope Benedict’s papacy.

October 14, 2012

Why the Little Sisters of the Poor Oppose the HHS Mandate

Oct. 7 issue feature: Little Sister of the Poor offers insight on HHS mandate and its consequences.

October 13, 2012

Bishops Call for 'Rosary Novena for Life and Liberty'

September 28, 2012

Thank God for the HHS Mandate

September 26, 2012

Are the German Bishops Just Greedy?

August 15, 2012

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Cardinal Dolan Defends Invitation to Obama for Al Smith Banquet

New York cardinal says the invitation affirms the importance of civility and dialogue, but acknowledges concerns that gesture could cause 'scandal.'

August 14, 2012

Leadership Conference of Women Religious Meet Amid Vatican Dialogue

Sisters promise to 'proceed with these discussions ... but will reconsider if LCWR is forced to compromise the integrity of its mission.'

August 11, 2012

Paul Ryan, Catholic Who Looks to Church's Social Teaching, Tapped as Romney Running Mate

Wisconsin congressman cheered by some as strong pro-lifer, criticized by others as wanting to reduce deficit ‘on the backs of the poor.’

August 11, 2012

Reflections on the LCWR Assembly

August 10, 2012

LCWR assembly Day 3: High Expectations

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