Tagged: USCCB

US Bishops Speak on the Synodal Process

This past Sunday, October 17, the diocesan phase of the Synodal Process—already begun in Rome on October 10th—opened around the world. Although reports this week show that only about half of US dioceses were prepared to begin this diocesan phase,...

US Bishops Speak on the Synodal Process

US Bishops on Laudato Si’: More like ‘Laudato No’

What does your bishop have to say about climate change? For US Catholics, the most typical answer to this question is either “not much” or “nothing at all.” According to an article published today in Environmental Research Letters by University...

US Bishops on Laudato Si’: More like ‘Laudato No’

Pope Francis to US bishops: Be pastors, not politicians

During his flight back to Rome from Slovakia, Pope Francis spoke on several issues that are dividing the Church, especially in the US: the Covid vaccine, the denial of communion to pro-choice politicians, the Amoris Laetitia debate, and same-sex unions....

Pope Francis to US bishops: Be pastors, not politicians

Mel Gibson: The man without a pope

[Editor’s note (18 September 2021): Last night I came into contact with a former member of the Holy Family Chapel in Agoura Hills, who, under the condition of anonymity, provided more information regarding the chapel and its doctrinal positions.] Controversy...

Mel Gibson: The man without a pope
Juan De Juanes, Last Supper

The Eucharist needs to be more inclusive

The conversation around the Eucharist in recent months has focused on political figures and “Eucharistic coherence.” I can’t help but juxtapose these largely theoretical discussions with the real barriers to the Eucharist that exist for many of the faithful. I...

The Eucharist needs to be more inclusive

Cardinal Seán: We need to show a united stance

Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, OFM Cap., is a busy man. Just days away from his 77th birthday, one year past retirement age, he still serves as Archbishop of Boston, the fourth largest archdiocese in the United States. O’Malley has been...

Cardinal Seán: We need to show a united stance

German schism vs US schism: Competing narratives

Catholic News Service had a report today on a statement by Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, president of the German bishops’ conference, following his private audience with Pope Francis this morning. The article quotes from Bätzing’s statement, which says he...

German schism vs US schism: Competing narratives

Episcopal Incoherence

US President Joseph Biden embarked on the first overseas trip of his presidency last week. His first scheduled stops were in the UK and Belgium to gather with world leaders for the G7 and NATO summits, before heading to Switzerland...

Episcopal Incoherence