- Oct 28, 2020
The U.S. Catholic bishops will vote for the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty and a chairman-elect for each of seven other standing committees before the USCCB convenes its annual fall general assembly, which is being held virtually Nov. 16-17.
Invoking Mary’s intercession for the U.S. together as Catholics is imperative for a country beset by multiple crises, said bishops participating a virtual “Rosary for America” Oct. 7, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Mary’s role in history has been as “a mother bearing a message of hope,” from the first days of the church “when the mother of Jesus was at the center of the apostles’ community in Jerusalem,” said Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez.
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ education committee said Oct. 1 “it is unconscionable” the HEROES Act stimulus bill proposed in the House is excluding Catholic school students and their families.
Child-protection policies adopted by Roman Catholic leaders to curb clergy sex abuse in the United States are inconsistent and often worryingly incomplete, according to a think tank’s two-year investigation encompassing all 32 of the country’s archdioceses.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is marking the 15th anniversary of the Justice for Immigrants campaign “to unite and mobilize” Catholic organizations and individuals “to welcome, protect, promote and integrate immigrants and refugees coming to and living in the United States.”