Senate Passes Respect for Marriage Act; Bill Now Heads to House

Ahead of the U.S. Senate’s Nov. 29 61-to-36 vote approving the Respect for Marriage Act, the chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees reiterated the bishops’ ” firm opposition” to the “misnamed” measure legalizing same-sex marriage.

New York City Regional Bishops Pursue New Path in Priestly Formation

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Bishop Robert Brennan of Brooklyn, and Bishop John Barres of Rockville Centre announced Thursday the launching of new programs at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, to enhance seminary training beginning next fall.