- Nov 23, 2020
Father Michael J.K. Fuller, a priest of the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, has been named associate general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Considering the many complexities that had to be worked out, the entire two-day USCCB fall meeting worked out smoothly.
For many U.S. bishops, the virtual nature of this year’s annual fall meeting actually made it more efficient and productive than a typical year.
Ahead of the execution of Orlando Hall that was scheduled for Nov. 19, and two more federal executions scheduled to take place in December, two U.S. bishops’ committee chairmen called on the government to end this practice.
Catholics split almost evenly in supporting Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the presidential election. Now they’re sharply divided over a declaration by the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that the president-elect’s support for abortion rights presents the church with a “difficult and complex situation.”
Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles took aim at president elect Joe Biden in comments Tuesday, calling it a “difficult and complex” situation that the second ever Catholic president-elect supports abortion rights.