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USCCB June 2019

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Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 2019.

Analysis: 'Job begun' not 'job done' in Baltimore

The passage of several worthy policy documents to one side, there is much work left for the bishops to do... Read more

Who's responsible for the USCCB's Twitter?

Over the course of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ spring general assembly, questions arose online: what was going on... Read more

Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 2019.

USCCB passes three measures in response to abuse crisis

The bishops voted overwhelmingly in favor of three measures aimed at building processes to address episcopal misconduct or neglect, and... Read more

Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 11, 2019.

Analysis: As USCCB meeting continues, what are lay Catholics looking for?

Nearly all U.S. bishops know by now that U.S. Catholics are experiencing crises of faith and confidence at a scale... Read more

Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 2019.

Analysis: At USCCB meeting, will words speak louder than votes?

While the ostensible purpose of Thursday votes is to establish Vos estis lux mundi in the life of the Church... Read more

Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 12, 2019.

US bishops authorize reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases

The US bishops voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize a national third-party system for victims confidentially to report cases of abuse... Read more

Newly-consecrated Bishop Joseph Coffey (L) with his ordinary, Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Military Services, at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 12, 2019.

Meet the new bishops in the USCCB

At the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' biannual assemblies, new members of the US episcopate are announced, to much applause.... Read more

Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 2019.

Analysis: The laity - the who and the how in sexual abuse reform

Two major themes emerged at the USCCB Tuesday: a desire to see a defined role for laity in the process of... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez at a June 11 press conference.

Church must be present to migrants and refugees, USCCB leaders say

The Church needs to be present to migrants and refugees in the U.S. who are facing detention or deportation, and... Read more

Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland, who presented to the USCCB general assembly proposal for implementing Vos estis lux mundi.

US bishops open debate on abuse reforms

On the morning of the first day of the USCCB’s General Assembly in Baltimore, discussion began on three proposals to... Read more

Msgr Walter Erbi, chargé d'affaires at the apostolic nunciature in Washington, delivers the remarks of Archbishop Christophe Pierre to the USCCB Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, June 11, 2019.

Nuncio recommends synodality, 'walking together' to US bishops

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 2019 Spring General Assembly kicked off in Baltimore Tuesday with a brief address... Read more

USCCB to discuss abuse crisis and future priorities at Baltimore meeting

The U.S. bishops’ conference will convene in Baltimore this week, to discuss the ongoing clerical sexual abuse crisis, and to... Read more