Archive of November 13, 2018

Alleged victim of Archbishop McCarrick speaks at rally outside USCCB meeting

Nov 13, 2018 - 05:34 pm .- James Grein, the man who came forward this summer alleging he was abused for 18 years by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, appeared in public Tuesday for the first time and revealed his full name. Previously, the New York Times had identified him only as “James.”

USCCB discusses standards of conduct, independent commission

Nov 13, 2018 - 04:54 pm .- The U.S. bishops have formally begun discussion of a new set of standards of conduct and a special commission to investigate accusations made against bishops.

Jesuits in western U.S. to name members credibly accused of abuse

Nov 13, 2018 - 04:24 pm .- More names of clergy and religious accused of sex abuse are set to come out this December from a western U.S. province of the Society of Jesus, which says the decision to name the credibly accused is an effort for transparency that supports victims.

Archbishop Cordileone says Mass for San Francisco's deceased homeless

Nov 13, 2018 - 03:11 pm .- Eight days after the feast of All Saints, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said a Mass of the Dead for the homeless of the city, emphasizing the importance of remembering and praying for the deceased homeless.

National Review Board offers suggestions for bishops' accountability

Nov 13, 2018 - 03:05 pm .- Speaking on Tuesday at the USCCB’s Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, Dr. Francesco Cesareo, chairman of the National Review Board, told those present that while efforts taken by the bishops to combat the sexual abuse crisis have been noticed, there is still much work to be done.

Reporting hotline for complaints against bishops debated at USCCB meeting

Nov 13, 2018 - 01:09 pm .- A third-party complaint hotline could solve a major problem in the Church when it comes to reporting abuse - namely, that there is currently no procedure in place for filing complaints against bishops, Archbishop Jose Gomez said at the USCCB meeting Tuesday. 

'No words for depth of our anger' National Advisory Council tells US bishops

Nov 13, 2018 - 11:01 am .- As the bishops of the United States continued their fall general assembly in Baltimore Tuesday, the leaders of the National Advisory Council delivered a report to the conference, telling bishops of the “depth of anger” felt by the council members over recent scandals.

Archbishop Viganò urges US bishops to be 'courageous shepherds'

Nov 13, 2018 - 10:46 am .- Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò sent Tuesday a message to the bishops of the United States, who are holding a plenary assembly, encouraging them to act as courageous shepherds in the face of the sex abuse crisis.

Tyler bishop: Our main job is to focus on salvation of souls

Nov 13, 2018 - 10:35 am .- About three months after calling for an investigation into the claims made by former Apostolic Nuncio Carlo Vigano, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas is not confident that the Vatican will ever properly investigate allegations outlined in the nuncio’s August letter.

Archbishop Scicluna named adjunct secretary of CDF

Nov 13, 2018 - 09:35 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta as adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Pope Francis to visit Morocco in 2019

Nov 13, 2018 - 04:45 am .- Pope Francis will head to two cities in Morocco March 30-31, 2019, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

As California fires continue to burn, Catholic Charities aids victims

Nov 13, 2018 - 03:01 am .- As wildfires continue to burn throughout the state of California, local Catholic Charities agencies are working with agencies in neighboring states to coordinate relief.