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Getty Fire impacts a Catholic university, schools and retired sisters

WASHINGTON – The Getty Fire that began whipping through mountain communities west of Los Angeles during the early hours of October 28 caused the closure of several local Catholic schools, the evacuation of students and staff at Mount St. Mary’s University and a call for the retired sisters of St.…

USCCB assembly to review third-party reporting system, elect new officers

WASHINGTON – An update to the Program on Priestly Formation, a progress report on the establishment of a nationwide, third-party reporting system for abuse or misconduct by bishops, and a vote on new leadership for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are on the agenda for the bishops’ fall general…

El Paso bishop meets with victims of mass shooting, family members

WASHINGTON – The bishop of El Paso, Texas, met with the families of those who were killed and wounded during the August 3 shooting at a Walmart in the city where he serves, and in a statement following the meeting said his heart “was breaking,” after seeing up-close the human…