The newly elected United States Conference of Catholic Bishops president, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, said he intends to continue the work of his predecessor, Archbishop José Gomez, in fostering unity among the bishops.
With the pro-life landscape shifting to the states after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, events in the Washington Archdiocese connected to the annual March for Life in the nation’s capital will have a different focus this January.
Catholic leaders have condemned the Nov. 19 attack on an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that killed at least five people and injured at least 25.
A bill on same-sex marriage advancing in the Senate is “a bad deal for the many courageous Americans of faith and no faith who continue to believe and uphold the truth about marriage in the public square today,” said New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.
When Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso celebrated Mass from an altar erected over the Rio Grande River earlier this month, attended by parishioners on both sides of the river that marks the U.S.-Mexico border, he cried.
The U.S. bishops’ three-year eucharistic revival, which will culminate in a National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis in 2024, is in full swing, according to Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens of Crookston, Minnesota.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., quoted from the Book of Ecclesiastes Nov. 17, saying that “Scripture teaches us that for everything, there is a season. A time for every purpose under heaven.”
The U.S. bishops gave their consent for the advancement of the sainthood causes of three U.S. Catholics at the local diocesan level.
The U.S bishops were encouraged to send participants to the African National Eucharistic Congress, slated for July 21-23 in Washington, and to come themselves.
If honesty is indeed the best policy, then two young people addressing the U.S. bishops about the joys and struggles of growing in faith became policymakers during a Nov. 16 session at the bishops’ annual fall general assembly in Baltimore.