Bishops

Gerard O’Connell January 23, 2020
Bishop Nelson J. Perez becomes the third Hispanic archbishop in the United States and the first to serve in this archdiocese.
Father Stephen Fichter spoke about the groundbreaking survey of U.S. bishops conducted by CARA in 2016 and first reported in America magazine in 2018.
Catholic News Service January 20, 2020
Pope Francis told a group of U.S. bishops their job is to step back from partisan politics and help their faithful discern based on values.
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of Saint Louis, center, offers the sign of peace to Bishop William M. Joensen Des Moines, Iowa, as U.S. bishops from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska concelebrate Mass in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 16, 2020. The bishops were making their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican to report on the status of their dioceses to the pope and Vatican officials. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Catholic News Service January 16, 2020
Protecting human life is the "preeminent" social and political issue, Pope Francis said.
The plan would cede control over financial, human resources and governance functions to professional laity.
The Gaza Strip has been under an air, land and sea blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt in 2007.