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Pope Francis taps DC auxiliary as the new Bishop of Memphis

Aug 23, 2016 - 03:58 am .- On Tuesday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named Martin D. Holley, currently Auxiliary Bishop of Washington D.C. and an advocate of minority issues, as the new Bishop of Memphis, Tenn.

Biden gay marriage flap prompts response from Catholic bishops

Aug 5, 2016 - 04:25 pm .- Just days after United States Vice President Joe Biden officiated at a same-sex wedding ceremony, three leading bishops aimed for clarity: such actions counter Catholic teaching and aren’t a faithful witness.

What's it like to be a Catholic bishop in an election year?

Aug 5, 2016 - 12:25 pm .- The 2016 United States elections are a time of tension and reflection for many Americans. For Catholic bishops, it's not so different.

Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God

Sep 11, 2012 - 04:02 am .- Members of the Catholic clergy from around the United States hiked 100 miles of an ancient pilgrimage this summer, relying on God to give them strength to endure suffering along the way.

Leaked e-mail shows media campaign against US bishops

Jun 21, 2012 - 04:05 am .- A leaked e-mail shows that the Democratic-leaning organization Faith in Public Life is running a behind-the-scenes media effort to undercut the U.S. bishops and the “Fortnight for Freedom” events intended to rally opposition to the HHS mandate.

US bishops appreciate reprieve for some immigrants

Jun 15, 2012 - 03:37 pm .- The U.S. bishops' conference offered its praise for a June 15 presidential order halting the deportation of younger immigrants who would have been eligible for benefits of the proposed DREAM Act.

HHS mandate defender sees Catholic institutions as distractions

Jun 11, 2012 - 03:35 pm .- Washington Post columnist Anthony Stevens-Arroyo is a Catholic who does not believe the Obama Administration is attacking religious liberty by mandating Catholic institutions to pay for birth control in their employee health plans.

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