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US bishops elect delegates to synod: Kurtz, Chaput, DiNardo, Gomez

Nov 14, 2014 - 10:38 am .- Meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting, the U.S. bishops have selected their choices for delegates to next year’s Synod on the Family, sources have confirmed to CNA.

Pro-life? Then keep immigrant families together, bishops implore

Nov 14, 2014 - 03:49 am .- In the wake of the mid-term elections last week, the U.S. Bishops urged Congress and President Obama to work together on timely immigration reform that respects families and human dignity.   

The deadly cost of population control: India's targeted women

Nov 13, 2014 - 05:30 pm .- India's population control policy is under fire after at least 14 women died following botched sterilizations due to negligent medical practices in one of the country’s poorest states, Chhattisgarh.

A broken system: Calls for immigration reform continue after election

Nov 12, 2014 - 07:01 pm .- Uncertainties about the future of immigration reform, given Republicans' new-found control of both houses of Congress, do not decrease the need for changes to the immigration system says a Catholic immigration expert.

Religious freedom battle 'daunting,' but bishops urged to persist

Nov 12, 2014 - 05:05 pm .- The leader of the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee encouraged his fellow bishops not to lose heart, but to place their trust in God, in the ongoing battle for religious liberty.  

How one bishop sees marriage as key to 'culture of encounter'

Nov 12, 2014 - 03:15 pm .- With marriage in crisis in the modern world, the faithful have a duty to work for its restoration, promoting the ‘culture of encounter’ called for by the Holy Father, said a leading U.S. bishop.  

Agree to disagree: Why young Catholics pose a unique challenge for the Church

Nov 12, 2014 - 02:56 am .- While a failure to understand doctrine is present in many segments of the Catholic population, young adults are exhibiting an alarmingly casual attitude towards accepting Church teaching, a study commissioned by the U.S. bishops has found.

US bishops elect new secretary, discuss health care ethics guide

Nov 11, 2014 - 08:22 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted Tuesday on several committee leadership positions, also considering several liturgical proposals and moving forward with a New York canonization cause.  

The science of attraction: How the pill is changing who women want

Nov 11, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- The pill is not only causing a massive shift in who women are attracted to, but is also wreaking havoc on their bodies, men and the environment. What's more? Biochemical research can prove it, says one critic.

Minority presence in Catholic schools is a win-win, bishops say

Nov 11, 2014 - 12:47 pm .- Stressing the value of Catholic schools, leaders of the U.S. bishops called for greater outreach to underserved communities, to help them benefit from a faith-based education.  

On Veteran's Day, pray for those who made the 'ultimate sacrifice'

Nov 11, 2014 - 04:01 am .- The commemoration of Veterans’ Day offers Catholics the opportunity to pray for the souls of those who have fallen and for the consolation of those wounded, says the archbishop of the U.S. armed services.

US bishops say despite media hype, synod showed consensus

Nov 10, 2014 - 03:56 pm .- The U.S. bishops who attended the recent Synod on the Family have emphasized that while the media painted a picture of conflict, the synod fathers were actually united in support of Church teaching.

Archbishop Kurtz: Want to strengthen families? Witness 'truths of the faith'

Nov 10, 2014 - 02:10 pm .- In responding to crises faced by modern families, the Church must work to restore hope and confidence that the call of the Gospel can be lived out, the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference said.  

LA priest cleared by Vatican of sexual misconduct claims

Nov 10, 2014 - 02:03 pm .- A Vatican tribunal has “definitively determined” that there is no proof of sexual misconduct by Monsignor Richard Loomis, a prominent Los Angeles archdiocese priest.

World Meeting of Families is 'moment of grace' for global Church

Nov 10, 2014 - 01:11 pm .- As registration opens for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that the gathering will be a chance to strengthen the Church throughout the whole world.  

Fidelity to Bishop of Rome crucial to evangelization, US bishops say

Nov 10, 2014 - 12:29 pm .- In a message to Pope Francis on Monday, the U.S. bishops vowed fidelity to the Holy See and voiced hope that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year.

Youth are dying for a challenge – give them one, US bishops told

Nov 10, 2014 - 11:46 am .- Young people are “crying out” for a challenge, and the Church must answer through saintly witness, the apostolic nuncio to the United States insisted to the nation's bishops on Monday.

Seismic court ruling affirms link between marriage, kids

Nov 7, 2014 - 05:16 pm .- Defense of marriage advocates lauded a major 2-1 decision by a federal appeals court that noted the importance of children and sexual complementarity in upholding state laws defining marriage.  

USA Today corrects inaccurate report on Archbishop Chaput, synod

Nov 7, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- The newspaper USA Today has corrected an erroneous report that claimed Archbishop Charles Chaput criticized the recent extraordinary Synod on the Family, rather than misleading media coverage of the event.

Chicago archdiocese releases documents on older sex abuse cases

Nov 7, 2014 - 02:24 pm .- The Archdiocese of Chicago released new documents involving 36 priests with substantiated allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors with most of the instances occurring prior to 1988.

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