The Lepanto Institute finds that USCCB Catholic Campaign for Human Development gave grants to openly pro-abortion organizations

The Lepanto Institute finds that USCCB Catholic Campaign for Human Development gave grants to openly pro-abortion organizations

A Tennessee group that describes aborting unborn babies as “healthcare” received a $50,000 grant from a U.S. Catholic bishops’ agency in 2019, according to a new report from the Lepanto Institute. The grant came from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, an anti-poverty agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Lepanto Institute recently…

The Best Way Forward is to Face the Truth Squarely

The Best Way Forward is to Face the Truth Squarely

I don’t even want to type the word.  It’s that painful. Corruption. My on-line dictionary provides these three initial definitions: Moral perversion; depravity.  Perversion of integrity. Corrupt or dishonest proceedings. Few words convey something so universally ugly and sad. Corruption lies at the heart of the worst problems in the world, from starvation to poverty…

Archbishop Gomez Leads Nation in Virtual Rosary for America Today

Archbishop Gomez Leads Nation in Virtual Rosary for America Today

Archbishop José H. Gomez, joined by bishops from across the country, leads faithful in praying a virtual rosary for the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, to seek our Blessed Mother’s intercession for the nation. The Rosary for America video is available today at https://lacatholics.org/rosary-for-america/. “Our hope is to unite Catholic people from across…

Cardinal Bo: Hagia Sophia’s conversion into a mosque will ‘reopen wounds’

Cardinal Bo: Hagia Sophia’s conversion into a mosque will ‘reopen wounds’

Catholic News Agency—As Hagia Sophia opened for Muslim prayers Friday, July 24, 2020, for the first time in 86 years, a leading Asian cardinal said that the decision to turn the building back into a mosque will reopen wounds and intensify divisions. In a statement sent via email July 24, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo said…

Archbishop Gomez Urges Catholics and the Public to Take Action to Keep Catholic Schools Open

Archbishop Gomez Urges Catholics and the Public to Take Action to Keep Catholic Schools Open

In his weekly column, Archbishop José H. Gomez called for nationwide support to keep Catholic schools open as many Catholic schools throughout the nation face permanent closure because of the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on education funding by the end of this month. The Archbishop…

U.S. bishops turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe for prayers amid coronavirus spread

U.S. bishops turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe for prayers amid coronavirus spread

Amid increasing spread and panic regarding coronavirus COVID-19, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement on behalf of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB)—ed. With the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus, we are confronted once more with the fragility of our…

Catholic Response to Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Catholic Response to Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace; Sean Callahan, president of Catholic Relief Services; and Sr. Mary Haddad, RSM, president of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, issued a statement addressing the Catholic response to the outbreak of the…

BREAKING NEWS: Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected president of USCCB

BREAKING NEWS: Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected president of USCCB

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected president of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) today during the Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. Archbishop Gomez has served as vice president of the Conference since 2016. Archbishop Gomez issued the following statement upon being elected. “I am humbled by this vote and my…

Cardinal DiNardo hospitalized after ‘mild stroke’

Cardinal DiNardo hospitalized after ‘mild stroke’

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference was hospitalized March 15 after suffering a mild stroke, according to a statement from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, which has been led by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo since 2006. “It is expected that Cardinal DiNardo will remain hospitalized for a few more days of testing and observation, followed by…

Head of US bishops after Vatican abuse summit: ‘Intensify the Dallas Charter’

Head of US bishops after Vatican abuse summit: ‘Intensify the Dallas Charter’

CNA—Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has promised “unyielding vigilance” and an intensification of the Dallas Charter following the Vatican summit on the sexual abuse of minors. “We owe survivors an unyielding vigilance that we may never fail them again,” DiNardo said. “How then to bind the wounds? Intensify the…

Primacy vs. synodality

Primacy vs. synodality

Something that happened at a bishops’ meeting nearly half a century ago raises questions about the Vatican’s action last month telling the U.S. bishops to cancel a scheduled vote on two proposals for self-policing on sex abuse. It also illustrates the built-in tension between two interlocking principles – “primacy” and “synodality” – that today are…

Mary Pat Donoghue Named Executice Director of the USCCB’s Secretariat of Catholic Education

Mary Pat Donoghue Named Executice Director of the USCCB’s Secretariat of Catholic Education

Mary Pat Donoghue, Director of School Services at the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, has been named as the new Executive Director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). “We are enormously proud and excited that Mary Pat’s experience and commitment to the renewal of Catholic education…

Your action needed: Healthcare Bill back in Senate

Your action needed: Healthcare Bill back in Senate

The mad, relentless, reckless, crazed and frenetic race to force U.S. citizens to live without healthcare choice and instead to live within the tight constraints of an ill-conceived, hastily patched together, undebated, unevaluated, nationalized, government-owned and managed healthcare system continues on at breakneck speed. A Quick Recap The U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops and numerous…