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A man in red robes and a bishop's hat swings incense in a gold burner
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Asking the pope for voluntary laicization is unusual, especially for a bishop and particularly for a cleric who denies abuse allegations against him.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
After meeting with Pope Francis and other Vatican official, the president of the bishops’ conference said claim that German church is moving toward schism are ‘meant to intimidate us.’
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
Bishops, you carry great burdens. But you need not carry them alone.
mark sadd speaks at the bishops conference, he is wearing a suit and is facing left, we can see his profile. behind him is a blue curtain
Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
An advisory body to the U.S. bishops has called for the development of practical and pastoral guidance on gender dysphoria to help laypeople and clergy in their ministries.
cardinal sean o'malley of boston leads a walk to end abuse in a 2021 file photo
Politics & SocietyNews
Brian Witte - Associated Press
The attorney general's report summarizes the sexual abuse and physical torture perpetrated by 158 priests and the Archdiocese’s response to that abuse.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, speaks during a news conference, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 in New York.
Politics & SocietyNews
David Crary - Associated Press
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are opposed to the bill—even with a newly added amendment aimed at attracting Republican support—saying it is a dire threat to religious liberty.