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USCCB Fall General Assembly 2018

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Bishop Coyne, Cardinal DiNardo, and Bishop Doherty at the USCCB press conference in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

Analysis: On sexual abuse, what will U.S. bishops, and the pope, do next?

After several confusing and turbulent weeks in the Church, it is worth asking where reform efforts stand, and where they... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago. CNA file photo

Cupich denies working with Wuerl on ‘metropolitan model’ plan for sex abuse inquiries

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has denied collaborating with Cardinal Donald Wuerl on a proposal for handling misconduct complaints against... Read more

The USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

Cupich and Wuerl collaborated on alternative sex abuse proposal

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington collaborated extensively on a recently proposed policy for handling... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston addresses the USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Cardinal DiNardo hopeful for Church in US

Acknowledging that he was disappointed by the Vatican's decision to block a vote on sex abuse reform measures, Cardinal Daniel... Read more

Voting at the USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 13, 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

'What are people to make of our silence?' Bishops discuss McCarrick in Baltimore

The bishops of the United States resumed their open-floor discussion on the recent sexual abuse scandals facing the Church in... Read more

CNS photo / Bob Roller.

US bishops divided on how to deal with sex abuse accusations

Wednesday afternoon, the bishops of the United States resumed their discussions of the proposals for policies which were intended to... Read more

Voting at the USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 14, 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

US bishops punt resolution encouraging Holy See to release McCarrick documents

On the last day of their fall meeting, the U.S. bishops' conference voted down a resolution that would have “encouraged”... Read more

The USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 14, 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Why the US bishops strongly backed an anti-racism pastoral letter

A pastoral letter against racism won a nearly unanimous vote at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ general assembly Wednesday.  Read more

Demonstrators from Georgetown University outside the 2019 USCCB Fall General Assembly in Baltimore.

Angry, betrayed Catholics travel to Baltimore demanding answers, change

As one of the testimonies progressed at the Silence Stops Now rally near the USCCB’s Fall General Assembly, Anna Ahlbin,... Read more

The USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

USCCB discusses standards of conduct, independent commission

The U.S. bishops have formally begun discussion of a new set of standards of conduct and a special commission to... Read more

CNS photo / Bob Roller.

National Review Board offers suggestions for bishops' accountability

Speaking on Tuesday at the USCCB’s Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, Dr. Francesco Cesareo, chairman of the National Review Board,... Read more

CNS photo / Bob Roller.

Reporting hotline for complaints against bishops debated at USCCB meeting

A third-party complaint hotline could solve a major problem in the Church when it comes to reporting abuse - namely,... Read more

The USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.  (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

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

As the bishops of the United States continued their fall general assembly in Baltimore Tuesday, the leaders of the National... Read more

The USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

Archbishop Viganò urges US bishops to be 'courageous shepherds'

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò sent Tuesday a message to the bishops of the United States, who are holding a plenary... Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

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

About three months after calling for an investigation into the claims made by former Apostolic Nuncio Carlo Vigano, Bishop Joseph... Read more

Exposition and Adoration at the USCCB general assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Listen to victims, learn from your mistakes, women plead to USCCB

In the afternoon of the first full day of the US bishops' autumn general assembly, two speakers pleaded with the... Read more

USCCB meeting Nov. 2018.

USCCB meeting: What just happened, and what might happen next?

During a holy hour Monday morning, two survivors of clerical sexual abuse spoke to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops... Read more

Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis, one of the signatories of the letter.

Missouri bishops release letter urging USCCB action on sex abuse crisis

The bishops of Missouri released a letter Monday expressing support for proposals meant to help address the sexual abuse crisis... Read more

The USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

Abuse victims challenge US bishops to confront problems

Two victims of clerical sexual abuse addressed members of the US bishops’ conference Monday and shared how the bishops' action,... Read more