USCCB June 2019 - Latest News :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
USCCB June 2019 - Latest News
Jun 14, 2019 - 10:21 am .- The passage of several worthy policy documents to one side, there is much work left for the bishops to do after the USCCB meeting in Baltimore.
Jun 13, 2019 - 04:40 pm .- Over the course of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ spring general assembly, questions arose online: what was going on with the suddenly-chatty USCCB Twitter account? Did they give an intern, or perhaps a particularly hip young priest or enthusiastic new convert the password? Had the account been hacked?
Jun 13, 2019 - 10:15 am .- The bishops voted overwhelmingly in favor of three measures aimed at building processes to address episcopal misconduct or neglect, and the ongoing crisis of credibility widely perceived to overshadow ongoing work to eliminate sexual abuse from the Church.
Jun 13, 2019 - 07:12 am .- Nearly all U.S. bishops know by now that U.S. Catholics are experiencing crises of faith and confidence at a scale that far exceeds even the Church’s sexual abuse scandal in 2002. They were presented with data this week noting that the rate of Catholics defecting from the practice of the faith has risen dramatically in recent years, and they are reminded in their own dioceses that practicing Catholics, priests among them, are deeply discouraged of the last year, and struggling to trust.
Jun 13, 2019 - 04:00 am .- While the ostensible purpose of Thursday votes is to establish Vos estis lux mundi in the life of the Church in the U.S., the bishops gathered in Baltimore are aware that they are really voting to restore their own credibility among faithful and discouraged U.S. Catholics.
Jun 12, 2019 - 05:04 pm .- The US bishops voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize a national third-party system for victims confidentially to report cases of abuse by bishops in violation of Vos estis lux mundi.
Jun 12, 2019 - 03:48 pm .- At the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' biannual assemblies, new members of the US episcopate are announced, to much applause. CNA spoke to the newest members of the USCCB to find out what it’s like to be the new kid on the block.
Jun 11, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- Two major themes emerged at the USCCB Tuesday: a desire to see a defined role for laity in the process of handling accusations against a bishop and the need for a clear distinction between sexual abuse and sexual misconduct more broadly.
Jun 11, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- The Church needs to be present to migrants and refugees in the U.S. who are facing detention or deportation, and cannot be “invisible,” U.S. bishops said on the first day of their annual spring meeting in Baltimore, Md. on Tuesday.
Jun 11, 2019 - 11:35 am .- On the morning of the first day of the USCCB’s General Assembly in Baltimore, discussion began on three proposals to improve episcopal accountability.
Jun 11, 2019 - 10:54 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 2019 Spring General Assembly kicked off in Baltimore Tuesday with a brief address from USCCB President Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and a message from Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, explaining the rationale for the Vatican’s cancelation of votes last November.
Jun 10, 2019 - 07:33 am .- The U.S. bishops’ conference will convene in Baltimore this week, to discuss the ongoing clerical sexual abuse crisis, and to conduct the ongoing regular business of the organization. The meeting begins June 11.