- Jun 21, 2021
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.
At this week’s emergency immigration meeting a prominent moment for Bishop Mario Dorsonville was a conversation he had with an El Salvadorian bishop who described the growing emptiness of some of his diocesan towns.
On the 100th birthday of his priest abuser, Mark J. Williams visited his abuser’s gravesite and “let it go.” He forgave the man for the pain he had caused.
A funeral Mass attended by more than 2,000 people, including a dozen bishops and a U.S. cardinal, hundreds of laypeople, priests, seminarians, religious brothers and sisters, was made intimate by warmhearted stories and heartfelt prayers for the late Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Is the “metropolitan model” the best way to tackle the thorny topic of bishops accused of abusing minors?
“In my experience as a priest and bishop, I have come to appreciate these qualities of fidelity, closeness, mercy and tenderness that seem to come naturally to Latinos,” said Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago at the V Encuentro.
Archbishop of Chicago Blase Cupich has dismissed recent allegations made by a former Vatican ambassador to the U.S., saying that Pope Francis has a “bigger agenda” to worry about, including defending migrants and protecting the environment.
All three new American cardinals set to be elevated by Pope Francis on Nov. 19 bring strong backgrounds in ecumenical and inter-faith dialogue, but in reality there’s little remarkable about that, since the pope could have thrown darts at a dartboard in the US and come up with much the same thing.