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Reform requires holiness, USCCB president says in closing remarks

BALTIMORE – On the final day of the public sessions of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Fall General Assembly, November 14, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the USCCB, delivered the following remarks, according to a USCCB press release:

U.S. bishops approve pastoral letter against racism

BALTIMORE – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a formal statement against racism Wednesday, November 14, during its Fall General Assembly. The pastoral letter, entitled “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love,” was approved by a two-thirds majority vote of 241-3 with one abstention.

Reporting hotline for complaints against bishops debated at USCCB meeting

BALTIMOREBALTIMORE - e –BALTIMORE – A third-party complaint hotline could solve a major problem in the church when it comes to reporting abuse — namely, that there is currently no procedure in place for filing complaints against bishops, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said at the USCCB meeting Tuesday.