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Irish Bishops Advise Priests With Children How To 'Face Up' To Responsibilities

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"If, contrary to this obligation [to celibacy], a priest fathers a child, the wellbeing of his child should be his first consideration," the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference said in its guidelines.

Bishops condemn Catholic television channel that rejects Francis papacy

The Episcopal Conference of Colombia considers Teleamiga in 'schism' for questioning Amoris Laetitia and other papal actions.

Archbishop John R. Quinn, Catholic progressive, dies in S.F.

Archbishop John R. Quinn, Catholic progressive, dies in S.F. John R. Quinn, archbishop emeritus of San Francisco and a former president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, died early Thursday after a long illness. Archbishop...Show More Summary

Philippine church says priest, churchgoers taken hostage

A Philippine Roman Catholic church leader says a priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage from a cathedral by gunmen in a southern city. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, and another church official said Wednesday that gunmen...

US Bishops Back Religious Freedom Bill for Adoption, Child Welfare Service Organizations

Three members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sent a letter to members of Congress Monday expressing their “strong...

Catholic bishop’s blistering rebuke of Trump: ‘Now we must all become disruptors’

U.S. Catholic bishops denounce key policies of President Trump at U.S. Vatican-sponsored conference.

Faced with criticism from Catholic Church, Duterte invites Filipinos to ‘join’ him in hell

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To the list of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s critics, add a big one: the Catholic Church of the Philippines. The Catholic BishopsConference of the Philippines this weekend called the president’s “drug war” a “reign of terror in many places of the poor.” The letter, which was reportedly relayed in sermons on Sunday, questioned why […]

How a Catholic Insurer Built a Birth Control Obstacle Course in New York

The New York state-based Fidelis refuses to cover a range of reproductive health services that conflict with directives from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, including abortion, sterilization, and most forms of birth control. The post How a Catholic Insurer Built a Birth Control Obstacle Course in New York appeared first on Rewire.

Catholic Bishops Are Urging Congress To Halt Obamacare Repeal

Catholic bishops in the U.S. have long been some of the staunchest opponents of the Affordable Care Act. But now, they’re urging Congress to delay its repeal. Bishop Frank J. Dewane, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committee...Show More Summary

Fear of Trump pledges linger at Our Lady of Guadalupe feast

In response, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops urged churches to make the holiday Monday a "day of prayer" in solidarity with immigrants and their families and reiterated support for immigrants, regardless of legal status. In...Show More Summary

Catholic Church Apologizes for Role in Rwandan Genocide

The Catholic Church in Rwanda has formally apologized for the role it played in the country’s genocide of 22 years ago, in which around 800,000 people were killed in just 100 days. A statement by the Conference of Catholic Bishops was...Show More Summary

Catholic Bishops Challenge Donald Trump on Immigration

In their annual conference, Catholic bishops elected new leaders and said they are preparing to defend immigrants and refugees against a wave of anger.

In what some call a 'shot across the bow' at Trump, U.S. bishops' conference elevates L.A. Archbishop Gomez

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez — a native of Mexico, an American citizen and a supporter of immigration reform — was elected vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday. The first Latino to hold the position, he begins his three-year term just a week after the country...

Outspoken Pro-Life Cardinal DiNardo Becomes New President of the Nation’s Catholic Bishops

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops elected a new president who has a strong commitment to the sanctity of life on Tuesday. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, leader of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in Texas, was elected to a three-year term as president of the bishops’ organization, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The bishops also elected Cardinal […]

Catholic bishops ask Trump for humane immigration policies

The nation's Roman Catholic bishops are urging President-elect Donald Trump to adopt humane policies toward immigrants and refugees. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said serving and welcoming people fleeing … Click to Contin...

Catholic Bishop Blasts Hillary Clinton for Calling Catholic Voters “Severely Backwards”

Archbishop Joseph E Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has released a statement blasting top campaign staffers for Hilary Clinton for bashing Catholic voters. Clinton has not repudiated the comments from her top staffers. Show More Summary

In Michigan, a Small but Meaningful Victory for Conscience Rights

In Michigan, the Catholic Church and religious health-care workers have won a small victory for conscience rights. A federal court last week rejected an ACLU lawsuit against the United States Conference of Catholics Bishops (USCCB),Show More Summary

Bishops Denounce Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Decree As It Contradicts View Of Pope Francis

Two chairmen representing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have released an official statement in response to President Barack Obama’s “transgender bathroom” decree. The new guidance was issued by the country’s Department...Show More Summary

A Toast To Rich Doerflinger

Richard Doerflinger, who served for more than 30 years as the chief pro-life strategist for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, retired last week and set off for the west coast.  He assures his many friends and admirers that he will remain involved in the abortion and bioethics debates from a distance—consulting on state and federal legislation. Show More Summary

41,000 Doctors to Join Lawsuit Against Catholic Hospital Over Denial of Care

Religious directives, written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, forbid doctors at Catholic facilities from providing birth control and performing common reproductive health procedures. The post 41,000 Doctors to Join Lawsuit Against Catholic Hospital Over Denial of Care appeared first on Rewire.

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