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Catholic Bishops Meet Amidst Changing Vatican Focus

Reuters | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - U.S. Catholic bishops will choose new leaders at an assembly in Baltimore this week and possibly signal a new direction for the American c...

Political Hackery

Mike Lux | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

I love the political game, and I believe there is honor in it. But I also believe that there are some institutions that ought to have more balance and reserve, which ought not to be populated with people whose total identity is as partisan hacks.

Pew Religious Advocacy Report: Why Comparing Apples And Oranges Leads To Lemons

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 01.29.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The recent Pew Report, "Lobbying for the Faithful: Religious Advocacy Groups in Washington, DC," may prompt commentary. Hopefully, people will realize its figures are way out of whack.

An Open Letter to the President of the US Catholic Bishops: Making Public Policy on LGBT People? Talk to Us First

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 01.15.2012 | Religion
Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

If the US Catholic bishops wish to have a credible, respected voice in ministering to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender you need to begin to listen to us.

Elected Officials' Catholic Dilemma On Same-Sex Marriage

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

There are in fact two very different Catholic voices that elected officials in New York and elsewhere around the country have to navigate: the big "C" voice of the Catholic bishops, and the little "c" voices of Catholics in the pews.

Catholic Bishops Stand Behind Criticism Of Book

Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Under fire for criticizing a popular theologian, the U.S. Catholic bishops said they must occa...

Catholic Bishops Report Increase In Abuse Accusations

Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) U.S. Catholic bishops announced Monday (April 11) that sexual abuse accusations against Cathol...

Catholic Bishops Won't Support Repeal Of Health Care Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Catholic bishops will not join efforts to repeal the new health care law, even though...

Bishops Defy Tradition, Elect N.Y. Archbishop As President

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service BALTIMORE (RNS) In a dramatic break with tradition, U.S. Catholic bishops on Tuesday (Nov. 16) elected New York...

Catholic Exorcist Plies His Lonely Trade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (UNDATED) Pity the poor exorcist, caught between evil spirits eager to invade human bodies and a society skepti...

Bishops Play Defense On Anti-Poverty Initiative

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) For four decades, the U.S. Catholic bishops have maintained a nationwide program designed to help the poo...

Bishops Defend Opposition To Health Care Reform, Urge Changes

Religion News Service | By Kevin Eckstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Saying their opposition to health care reform was "misinterpreted, misunderstood and misused...

Catholic Bishops Leave Civil Rights Group After Kagan Endorsement

Religion News Service | By Daniel Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Catholic bishops withdrew from a national civil rights coalition on Wednesday (May 19...

Catholic Hospitals Back Health Care Reform: Bart Stupak Continues to Whine

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

A group representing America's Catholic hospitals announced last week that it would support the Senate's health care reform legislation, breaking rank with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.