- Jun 21, 2021
Declaring “God is on your side,” a Catholic cardinal, an archbishop and six other U.S. bishops issued a statement Monday expressing support for LGBT youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them.
Social distancing during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic “is necessary for the common good,” said Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, “but we need to counter this with a dramatic increase in what Pope Francis calls ‘spiritual closeness.'”
A Boston College conference called for greater involvement of women and laity in seminary formation.
As the 2018 World Meeting of Families rolls on this week in Dublin, participants face the dilemma each day of choosing among a staggering variety of panels, talks, exhibits and other programs, often scheduled at precisely the same time in different venues.
In what was expected to be a quiet summer meeting, this week’s gathering of the U.S. Bishops tackled hot button issues such as immigration, Catholic voting guidelines, and young people in the Church.
In a vote on Thursday, the U.S. Bishops voted in favor of moving forward with new supplemental materials on ‘Faithful Citizenship’ that better apply the teaching of Pope Francis.
Despite numerous contrasts between Blessed Pope Paul VI and Pope Francis, they seem to be giving rise to the same kind of bishops.
In response to President Trump’s move to end the DACA program that protects qualified immigrants from deportation, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said the U.S. Bishops are united on this front and pledged their support to immigrants.