BALTIMORE – At their annual Fall General Assembly, the U.S bishops participated in a consultation on the cause for sainthood of Thea Bowman, an African-American Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration who died in 1990 at the age of 52.
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.
BABALTIMORE – More than 20 bishops and cardinals offered passionate interventions during an open floor discussion on the sex-abuse crisis at the U.S. bishops’ meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon, November 13.
OLYMPIA – A little child said it all: “Oh, wow!”
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.