US Synod Members Insist: No Rift With Pope, No Doctrinal Revolution

Almost a month after the close of Pope Francis’ Oct. 4-29 Synod of Bishops on synodality, Cardinal Robert McElroy of San Diego says the power and depth of the conversations over the month in Rome struck him, as well as the challenge of replicating that atmosphere back home.

U.S. Bishops Chart Path Forward in Florida Spring Meeting

Out of a relatively sparse agenda, the main actions taken by the U.S. bishops at their spring general assembly were the decisions to revise the directives and ethical guidelines for Catholic heath care providers and to approve a new 10-year national pastoral plan for Hispanic ministry in the United States. 

U.S. Border Bishops Stress Renewed Commitment to Welcome Migrants

The day after Title 42 expired, lifting pandemic public health restrictions that had limited border crossings into the United States, a group of bishops along the southwest U.S.-Mexico border said they “remain committed” to the Church’s efforts to welcome migrants.

Facing 400 Sex Abuse Lawsuits, San Diego Diocese Considers Bankruptcy

With the Diocese of San Diego facing around 400 lawsuits over alleged sexual abuse of minors by priests, religious, and laity, stimulated by a 2019 California law that opened a three-year window for victims to sue without statute of limitation limits, Cardinal Robert McElroy has informed clergy and faithful that the diocese may have to file for bankruptcy.