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Jad Levi, pastor of a Protestant church in Phoenix and regional contact for Alpha USA, chatted with Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares, auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Phoenix, about a topic dear to both of their hearts: Christian Unity. Interested in learning more? Attend the Alpha USA Conference right here in ...
In a statement, Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops; Committee on Migration, said the administration's decision was "heartbreaking." "We believe that God has called us to care for the foreigner and the marginalized ... Our nation must not turn its back ...

Catholic bishops have the right to re-examine translations of the Roman Missal that have already been approved, according to the United States Conference of Catholic bishops. However, "prudential" questions should be asked about the need to do that, and "whether it would be worth the time and ...
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield will continue ecumenical engagement with members of the Lutheran faith with an informal "Faith on Tap" talk between diocesan Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski and Lutheran Bishop James E. Hazelwood on Jan. 30 at the student Prince Cafe and Fort Restaurant.

He was replaced by Bishop Edward Weisenburger, who came to Tucson from Kansas. Kicanas still serves with a number of other national organizations including on committees with the United States Conference of Catholic bishops and as a board member for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network.
When bishops from the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo recently urged their country's president to step down, it was only their latest vigorous intervention in what's widely considered Africa's most Catholic country. For a whole year, Congo's bishops have sought to salvage a church-brokered peace ...
The news that five bishops have made a declaration upholding the Church's teaching about marriage and its teaching about divorce is cheering news. ... All the other declarations essentially repeat what was said then, to whit: "We wish, as Catholic priests, to re-state our unwavering fidelity to the traditional ...
Last August, a group of Catholic bishops and researchers from the Migration and refugee Services of the United States Conference of Catholic bishops headed an expedition to explore the living conditions in El Salvador and Honduras. Their report found "large-scale protection issues if TPS holders are ...
Thomas Monson, president of the Mormon Church, died Tuesday at the age of 90, leading Catholic bishops to offer prayer and praise for a man dedicated to philanthropic works. ... He embraced people regardless of faith, seeing in them the image of Jesus," Bishop Oscar Solis of Salt Lake City said Jan. 3.
Speaking to some 8,000 people at a Catholic leadership conference, Bishop Robert Barron said on Tuesday that trust in the risen Christ should give us the ... the auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, is also the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and host of the award-winning "Catholicism" documentary.
The Diocese of Ossory has a population of 84,729. There are 42 Catholic parishes and 89 churches, served by 58 priests and what the Catholic Communications Office describes as 15 "others". The patron saint of the Diocese of Ossory is St Kieran. The incoming bishop grew up in Castletown-Geoghegan ...
Former Catholic priest John Feit enters the 92nd state District Court before the verdict was read in his trial for the 1960 murder of Irene Garza Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the Hidalgo County Courthouse in Edinburg, Texas. Feit was found guilty of Garza's murder. (Credit: Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor via AP ...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops and other conservative religious leaders have released an open letter condemning the concept of ... Joseph C. Bambera, who is the Roman Catholc Bishop of Scranton, Pa., and chairman of the USCCB Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.
December 19, 2017 -- DignityUSA, the organization of Catholics working for LGBTQI equality, reacted with shock, anger, and deep concern to the open letter titled "Created Male and Female" posted on December 18 on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic bishops ( USCCB ). Rejecting ...

Leading Canadian bishop releases Christmas message. December 21, 2017. » Continue to this story on CCCB. CWN Editor's Note: Click here for a video of the message, in which Bishop Lionel Gendron, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic bishops, emphasizes "shalom-peace." The above note supplements, ...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops, which in November urged lawmakers to correct "many fundamental structural flaws" before passing the bill, ... tax credit," Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Fla., chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human ...
A friend of Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced ex-archbishop of Boston, asked Catholics for mercy and prayer following his death at age 86. "I consider him a friend," said Bishop Christopher Coyne of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, Vermont. "He was a friend, but like all of us with our friends, ...
James Martin, a highly-respected Jesuit priest, is the author of recently-published book Building a Bridge, which sets out a framework for the Catholic Church to begin to engage with the LGBT community with "respect, compassion and sensitivity". In the book, the priest draws on the Christian ideals of ...
ROME - Officially speaking, Catholicism regards suicide as an extremely grave sin, which is probably why the story of a Catholic bishop who reportedly killed himself in 1998 hasn't exactly become the ... Eventually, the bishops' conference of Pakistan would acknowledge that Joseph died by his own hand.
In "Created Male and Female," an open letter published by the United States Conference of Catholic bishops (USCCB) and signed by many other religious leaders late last week, transgender identity is explicitly rejected. An early section of the letter reads: "We come together to join our voices on a more ...
The United States Conference of Catholic bishops and other conservative religious leaders released a letter last week denouncing acceptance and tolerance of transgender people. The letter also called for governments to create a legal and legislative climate hostile to transgender people. Much of the ...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops and other conservative religious leaders have released an open letter condemning the concept of ... Joseph C. Bambera, who is the Roman Catholc Bishop of Scranton, Pa., and chairman of the USCCB Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.
The DRC has always been afflicted by political violence, but there were renewed hopes for the first peaceful transition of power since independence, when the country's Catholic bishops brokered a peace deal between the opposition and the party of President Joseph Kabila on December 31, 2016.
Demonstrators protest against the tax bill outside the office of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-California, Dec. 5 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops added its voice to numerous public policy debates throughout 2017 as Congress and the White House offered new plans to ...
Bishop Dorsonville told the Catholic Standard it was important to celebrate this Mass because "those who have the devotion (to our Lady of Guadalupe) are going through tears and pain and anxiety." Speaking on behalf of himself and other United States bishops, Bishop Dorsonville told the congregation, ...
Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen of Parramatta, Australia, speaking to the National Council of Priests of Australia, urged an end to clericalism in the church and expressed hope that a newly revitalized Catholic clergy would emerge from the sex abuse crisis that has wracked the Catholic Church in Australia ...
Bishop Robert Muench has announced his intention to retire from his position with the Roman Catholic Church. Muench is the fifth and current bishop of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. In a statement, Bishop Muench said he will mark his 75th birthday later this month and therefore will "fulfill the requirement of ...
The special ceremony and mass brought together a large assembly of priests and bishops for the mass. ... Dominic Luong, who held the distinction of being the first native-born Vietnamese Roman Catholic bishop in the United States and made his mark ministering to refugee and immigrant communities ...
Bishop Robert Deeley personally delivered shocking news over the weekend to Roman Catholic Church members in Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland, telling them that their longtime former pastor and a former parish administrator had started a relationship before he retired in July and are ...
In a statement this week the Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops' Committee on Communications, Bishop Christopher Coyne of Burlington, Vermont, addressed the FCC on behalf of the bishops' conference in support of maintaining net neutrality. "Strong net neutrality protections are critical ...
Archbishop Gomez and Bishop Herbert A. Bevard of St. Thomas, U.S. ... Puerto Rico, a U.S. commonwealth, has its own Catholic bishops' ...
Also shown are Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Deliman ... treasurer of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops and chairman of the ...
An Indian Christian woman prays Nov. 2, All Souls' Day, at a cemetery in Bhopal. A Catholic bishop has sought protection for the Christian ...
Australian bishops react to 'Yes' vote to same-sex marriage ... "The Catholic Church, and many others who sought to retain the traditional ... Bishop Michael McKenna of the Diocese of Bathurst also released a statement ...
A bishop votes during elections Nov. 14 at the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops in Baltimore. (CNS/Bob Roller).
Bishop Edward Braxton has granted the newest priest in the Diocese of Belleville a leave of absence, according to an official announcement ...
Retired Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden of Baltimore, co-chairman of ... the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops' Committee for Ecumenical ...
... respectively, the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops' Committee on Domestic ... Bishop Dewane and Archbishop Etienne pointed to what ...
He released his letter to several Catholic and other media outlets Nov. ... "What scandalizes believers and even some fellow bishops, is not ...
Thousands have signed an online petition seeking to remove Robert Morlino as bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin.
Two petitions are being circulated online protesting the Roman Catholic diocese of Madison, Wis., for recently released guidance suggesting ...
Pope Francis meets at the Vatican with members of the Synod of the Chaldean Catholic Church, Oct. 5, 2017. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano.
Last week I spoke with about 100 members of an electrical workers' union "sportsman's club." We discussed the political climate and economic ...
The Catholic bishop responsible for Eastern Ukraine has backed calls for the deployment of international peacekeepers and praised "pressure ...
Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, chairman of the U.S. ... chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops' Committee on Migration.
The Catholic Diocese of Erie has officially won its federal lawsuit over the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Lawyers for the ...
Bishop Siegel, 54, has been vicar general of the Joliet Diocese since 2011. ... the public policy arm of the state's Catholic bishops, he served on ...


 

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