- Apr 22, 2021
A special working group of the U.S. bishops formed last November to deal with conflicts that could arise between the policies of President Joe Biden, a Catholic, and church teaching has completed its work, Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez said in a March 1 memo to all the U.S. bishops.
For Jesus’ parents, “answering God’s call meant their whole lives were turned upside down,” not unlike the events of the past year, Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez said Feb. 21 at the close of the all-virtual 2021 Religious Education Congress.
In a video message sent to the annual Religious Education Congress in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Pope Francis argued that the “commitment, strength and dedication” of all is needed to build a better tomorrow after a global pandemic that has impacted the lives of all people.
On Wednesday both the Vatican and the USCCB released statements on the inauguration of President Joe Biden, and once again it was a Tale of Two Tones.
A little more than two months have gone by and there hasn’t been a word from the U.S. Bishops’ task force created to navigate the relationship with the Biden Administration, as the president-elect and his team forges ahead through the transition period.
In his new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship,” Pope Francis reminds the faithful that “God’s plan for humanity has implications for every aspect of our lives,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
After a hurricane made landfall with winds of 150 mph along the Texas-Louisiana border early on Aug. 27, bishops from the dioceses in its path found themselves the morning after assessing damages and checking in with others hours after destructive Hurricane Laura had passed.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops echoed Pope Francis’s long-standing call for full nuclear disarmament as the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings in Japan approached.