Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressed hope the incoming administration "will work with the church and others of goodwill."
Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called on his fellow bishops to take the news of the Resurrection and the triumph of life over death directly to people to help them navigate the pandemic and economic turmoil.
Pope Francis’ expression of openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights does not change church teaching on marriage.
Officials reported that at least 12 people had died as Tropical Storm Laura lashed Haiti and the Dominican Republic with strong winds and torrential rains, causing widespread flooding in low-lying communities.
Cardinal Dolan will offer the prayer as the convention opens, the same day President Trump and Vice President Pence will be nominated as the GOP’s candidates for a second term.
Catholic Charities agencies nationwide have provided nearly $400 million in emergency aid and services since March in response to the pandemic-induced economic recession.
Archbishop Takami: "As long as the idea that weapons are necessary for peacemaking persists, it will be difficult to even reduce the number of nuclear weapons, let alone to abolish nuclear weapons."
Recommendations focused on the development of plans for co-responsible governance of the church, transforming relationships within the church to build a "new culture of leadership" and welcoming young people into leadership roles.
A Notre Dame study on Americans' attitude toward abortion reveal some interesting aspects of the controversy that has roiled American society for decades.