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Opening Mass for the synod of bishops on the family, Oct. 8, 2015.

Archbishop Bernard Hebda 'honored' to head Minn. diocese

Mar 24, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda as the new head of the Minneapolis-St. Paul archdiocese – a surprise... Read more

A Bishop reads a newspaper in the Vatican's Synod Hall before the Friday session of the Synod on the Family Oct. 10, 2014.

Archbishops Chaput, Gomez confirmed participants in Synod on the Family

Jan 31, 2015

By Ann Schneible

The Vatican has confirmed the participation of 48 delegates chosen by bishops' conferences to take part in this year's Synod... Read more

Celtic Cross on the hill at Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland.

Irish Church's new leader honored, humbled as he takes helm

Sep 9, 2014

As Cardinal Sean Brady resigns at the customary age of 75, newly appointed Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland... Read more

'No sense' in ACLU suit against bishops, law professor says

Dec 4, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A lawsuit against the U.S. bishops for teaching Catholic hospitals not to perform direct abortions ignores religious freedom protections and... Read more

Prof. Thomas Farr.

Kidnapped bishops spur call for religious freedom promotion

Apr 24, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The recent kidnapping of two Orthodox bishops in Syria has a former diplomat urging the U.S. government to make religious... Read more

Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

NY bishops meet with Cuomo, reaffirm stance against abortion

Mar 20, 2013

The bishops of New York met recently with the state’s Catholic governor, Andrew Cuomo, to discuss their objections to his... Read more


Argentinean press says bishop resigns after admitting relationship

Jun 25, 2012

Reports are surfacing in the Argentinean media that Bishop Fernando Maria Bargallo of Merlo-Moreno has submitted his resignation after acknowledging... Read more