- Jun 23, 2021
U.S. Bishops voted overwhelmingly to approve a proposal from the U.S. Bishops Conference doctrinal committee to draft a document on the Eucharist, which could have implications for Catholic politicians receiving the Eucharist, despite last minute pleas from some of the nation’s top prelates to do otherwise.
The U.S. bishops gave their go-ahead to two dioceses to continue their efforts to make their case for a priest and a brother to be considered for sainthood.
U.S. bishops were asked June 17 to consider authorizing development of a new formal statement and comprehensive vision for Native American and Alaskan Native ministry.
Governmental entities are now on notice that if they want to ban discrimination against LGBTQ persons or anyone else, they must not allow for any exceptions, or else religious groups will have the right to ask for them and they’ll have a strong case for getting them.
The head of the National Review Board told the spring assembly of the U.S. bishops that more needs to be done to tackle clerical sexual abuse.
Republicans turned up pressure on Kentucky’s Democratic governor Thursday to renew a contract with a Baptist-affiliated children’s agency, reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling they say should settle the dispute between religious beliefs and gay rights.
In a spirited two hour long conversation Thursday, both critics and champions of a U.S. Bishops Conference doctrinal committee proposal to draft a document on the Eucharist cited timing and pro-choice politicians as reasons why they were for or against the proposal.