- Dec 9, 2019
The individual responsible for stealing the “Pachamama” statues from a Roman church last month is currently on tour in the U.S.
The U.S. bishops and the Knights of Columbus offered their “prayerful solidarity” to the Assembly of the Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon as Iraq and Lebanon experience protests against political corruption and foreign interference.
A third-party reporting system to field sexual misconduct allegations against bishops could be in place by the end of February, an official of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told the bishops during their fall general assembly in Baltimore.
In a wide-ranging report on immigration Nov. 12, U.S. bishops heard a grim landscape facing immigrants and refugees trying to find shelter in the United States. But they also heard of the wide network of Catholic organizations trying to help, even as they, too, face challenges.
The day after the U.S. bishops were encouraged at their Baltimore meeting to bring young people back to the Church, they were urged to also pay more attention to and support the teens and young adults among them in parishes and church programs.