Bishops Face Highest Stakes Meeting Since Dallas 16 Years Ago

Addressing the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) at the closely watched meeting in June 2002, as the first wave of clergy sexual abuse crisis in the U.S. reached its zenith, then-president Bishop Wilton Gregory promoted new measures of reform and accountability “in a way that ensures it will not happen again.”

Post-Midterms, Do We Have Two Catholic Churches in America?

Election night is always like an all-you-can-eat buffet for political junkies, and inevitably it produces the sort of “only in America” ironies you just can’t script: Last night, for instance, gave us a brothel owner who died two weeks before the vote but still managed to get elected to the Nevada state assembly.

Catholic Voters on Political Tightrope Ahead of Midterm Elections

Against a backdrop of inflammatory anti-immigration rhetoric and on the heels of a successful confirmation of a new U.S. Supreme Court justice, voters will head to the polls on Tuesday for what many political handicappers view as a referendum on President Donald Trump.

Newspapers Examine US Bishops’ Responses to Abuse Allegations

The Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspapers teamed up for an article published in both daily papers Nov. 4 that examined ways it said the U.S. bishops have failed to police themselves even since their 2002 gathering in Dallas about clergy sex abuse when they “promised that the church’s days of concealment and inaction were over.”

Anti-Semitism of Past Generations Flared Anew in Pittsburgh Shooting

“We are seeing extremist behavior, extremist language, dangerous language that are targeting different people that are not represented by the majority,” said Shmuel Herzfeld of Congregation Ohev Sholom in Washington. And Jewish leaders say the way to address it is by doubling down on acts of love to replace acts of hate.